Lennoxia faveolata Thomsen et Buck 1993

A = A living cell with one chloroplast; B = Curved cell in Lugol (DIC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Apical axis 10-22 µm, transapical axis 1.5-2 µm

Resting spore:

Note: Can easily be confused with Cylindrotheca closterium

Distinctive features: One chloroplast. Vave face with honeycomb pattern in TEM (Thomsen et al. 1993)

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996. Marine diatoms. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 5-385.

Thomsen, H. A., Buck, K. R., Marino, D., Sarno, D., Hansen, L. E., Østergaard, J. B. & Krupp, J. 1993. Lennoxia faveolata gen. et sp. nov. (Diatomophyceae) from South America, California, West Greenland and Denmark. Phycologia. 32: 278-283.

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