Welcome to the Diatom Image Database! The Periphyton Group at Florida International University created and maintains the Diatom Image Database, which includes over 980 diatom taxa found in the greater Everglades region of south Florida. Please send questions or comments about the Diatom Image Database to Franco Tobias .
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Witkowski et al. (2000):"Iconographia Diatomologica (Vol.VII). Diatom flora of marine coast I", pg.101, Pl.52:11-19;
Achnanthes punctifera (Hustedt, 1955)
Valves elliptic-lanceolate with slightly rostrated ends, 15-25µm long, 5-7µm broad, raphe straightaxial area narrow, central area small with stigma, transapical striae radiate, 25-28 in 10µm.