Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Pinnularia barberiana var. opouraensis Foged

Pinnularia barberiana var. opouraensis; image by Cathy Kilroy (NIWA)

Type slide

Juncus swamp near Lake Opoura, North Island, New Zealand. Foged Collection, New Zealand No. 527/1966, Natural History Museum, Denmark.

Institution holding the type material


Known distribution

North Island, New Zealand. In addition to the type locality, recorded from Lake Ngako, Waiotapu thermal area.


From Lake Opoura.


The linear-elliptical valves differ from the type species by having broadly protracted, faintly capitate apices and narrower central area. 30-34 x 8-9 µm, 11 striae in 10 µm.

Description reproduced with kind permission from Koeltz Scientific Books.


Images published online with kind permission of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

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


Foged N 1979. Diatoms in New Zealand, the North Island. A. R. Gantner Verlag KG, Vaduz. 130 p.