Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Khakista > Class Bacillariophyceae > Subclass Bacillariophycidae > Superorder Bacillariophycanae > Order Bacillariales > Family Bacillariaceae

Nitzschia Hassall, 1845

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Homoeocladia C.Agardh, 1827 synonym


Nitzschia acicularis (Kützing) W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia acula Hantzsch ex Cleve & Grunow
Nitzschia amphibia Grunow, 1862
Nitzschia angularis W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia bilobata W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia braarudii G.R.Hasle, 1960
Nitzschia capitellata Hustedt
Nitzschia clausii Hantzsch, 1860
Nitzschia communis Rabenhorst, 1860
Nitzschia commutata Grunow, 1880
Nitzschia constricta (Gregory) Grunow
Nitzschia curvirostris Cleve
Nitzschia dissipata (Kützing) Grunow, 1862
Nitzschia dubia W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia elegantula Grunow, 1881
Nitzschia fasciculata (Grunow) Grunow, 1881
Nitzschia filiformis (W.Smith) Hustedt
Nitzschia fonticola (Grunow) Grunow, 1881
Nitzschia frigida Grunow, 1880
Nitzschia frustulum (Kützing) Grunow, 1880
Nitzschia gandersheimiensis Krasske, 1927
Nitzschia gracilis Hantzsch, 1860
Nitzschia hantzschiana Rabenhorst, 1860
Nitzschia holsatica Hustedt, 1930
Nitzschia homburgiensis Lange-Bertalot, 1978
Nitzschia hybrida Grunow
Nitzschia inconspicua Grunow, 1862
Nitzschia intermedia Hantzsch ex Cleve & Grunow, 1880
Nitzschia kuetzingiana Hilse, 1863
Nitzschia lacunarum Hustedt, 1930
Nitzschia linearis (C.Agardh) W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia longissima (Brébisson) Ralfs, 1861
Nitzschia lorenziana Grunow, 1879
Nitzschia microcephala Grunow, 1878
Nitzschia nana Grunow, 1881
Nitzschia obtusa W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia ovalis H.J.Arnott, 1880
Nitzschia palea (Kützing) W.Smith, 1856
Nitzschia paleacea (Grunow) Grunow, 1881
Nitzschia paleacea Grunow
Nitzschia perminuta (Grunow) M.Peragallo, 1903
Nitzschia plana W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia polaris Grunow ex Cleve, 1883
Nitzschia pusilla (Kützing) Grunow emend.Lange-Bertalot, 1976
Nitzschia recta Hantzsch ex Rabenhorst, 1862
Nitzschia romana Grunow
Nitzschia scalpelliformis Grunow, 1880
Nitzschia sigma (Kützing) W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia socialis Gregory, 1857
Nitzschia spathulata W.Smith, 1853
Nitzschia spectabilis (Ehrenberg) Ralfs, 1861
Nitzschia sublinearis Hustedt, 1930
Nitzschia thermalis (Ehrenberg) Auerswald, 1861
Nitzschia tryblionella Hantzsch, 1860
Nitzschia umbonata (Ehrenberg) Lange-Bertalot, 1978
Nitzschia valdestriata Aleem & Hustedt
Nitzschia vermicularis (Kützing) Hantzsch, 1860
Nitzschia vitrea G.Norman, 1861


basis of record

Round, F.E.; Crawford, R.M.; Mann, D.G. (1990). The diatoms: biology and morphology of the genera. Cambridge University Press: London, UK. ISBN 0-521-363187. 747 pp.

additional source

Hällfors, G. (2004). Checklist of Baltic Sea Phytoplankton Species (including some heterotrophic protistan groups). Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings No. 95: 210 pp.

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Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Nitzschia Hassall, 1845. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:149045




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