Achnanthes Tumescens Guide
Credit: Rex Lowe
  1. Valves linear-lanceolate
  2. Central valve gibbous
  3. Raphe valve with nearly rectangular central area
  4. Rapheless valve with eccentric axial area

Valves are linear-lanceolate, with a gibbous center and broadly rounded ends. The raphe valve has a nearly rectangular central area that extends to the valve margins. The axial on the rapheless valve is positioned near the valve margin.