A new species of Meridion (Bacillariophyceae) from western North Carolina
A new species of diatom, Meridion alansmithii sp. nov. is formally described from a soft-water montane wetland in western North Carolina, U.S.A. Meridion alansmithii is characterized by its shape in valve view, its range of length, diminished costae near the foot pole, and the location of the rimoportula. This species occurs in isolated habitats in the ancient landscape of the Southern Appalachians, an area well-known for high biodiversity and endemism in other groups of organisms.
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Brant, Lynn A., "A new species of Meridion (Bacillariophyceae) from western North Carolina" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3301.