Epithemia Alpestris Guide
  1. Apices protracted and reflexed
  2. Proximal raphe ends close to the dorsal margin
  3. Costae irregularly spaced

Valves are dorsiventral with protracted and slightly reflexed ends. The costae are slightly radiate and have some irregularity in spacing. Costae are 2-3 in 10 µm, and striae are 10-12.5 in 10 µm. The proximal raphe ends are close to the dorsal margin.