Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Frustulia maoriana Lange-Bertalot & T.Beier

Frustulia maoriana

Type slide

Slide Oz-52 in Lange-Bertalot collection (FR). Isotype slide NZ-171c and residual type sample NZ-171f in the collection of the Limnological Station, Technical University of Munich. Collected from Mahinapua Swamp, West Coast District, South Island, New Zealand.

Institution holding the type material


Known distribution

Known from acidic, oligotrophic to mesotrophic lowland wetlands on the south-western coast of the South Island of New Zealand.


"...derived from Maori, the native population and native language
of New Zealand."


Reproduction pending online publication of all the relevant material at request of the publisher.


Images published online with kind permission of Herbarium Senckenbergianum Frankfurt.

Funding from TFBIS (Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System), administered by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, is gratefully acknowledged.


Beier T, Lange-Bertalot H 2007. A synopsis of cosmopolitan, rare and new Frustulia species (Bacillariophyceae) from ombrotrophic peat bogs and minerotrophic swamps in New Zealand. Nova Hedwigia 85: 73-91.