Pinnularia barberiana Foged
Type slideFreshwater lake south of Taihape, North Island, New Zealand. Foged Collection, New Zealand No. 664/1966, Natural History Museum, Denmark.
Institution holding the type material
Known distributionNorth Island, New Zealand.
EtymologyDedicated to the English biologist H. G. Barber.
The valves are linear or linear-elliptical with protracted, broadly rounded apices, 30-40 µm long and 9-10 µm broad. The raphe is straight with terminal fissures and central nodules deflected in the same direction. The axial area is broad and lanceolate, the central area forms a broad transverse fascia. The transapical striae are radiate in the middle of the valve, but convergent at the apices, 8-11 in 10 µm.Description reproduced with kind permission of Koeltz Scientific Books.
Images published online with kind permission of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
1 Foged N 1979. Diatoms in New Zealand, the North Island. A. R. Gantner Verlag KG, Vaduz. 130 p.