Collonaemella Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 124: 82 (1915)
Ascomycota, genera incertae sedis
Saprobic on the host plant in terrestrial habitat. Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata brown, stromatic, pycnidial, scattered, semi-immersed, subglobose to subconical, unilocular, glabrous, ostiolate. Ostiole cylindrical to subcylindrical, single, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall composed of thick-walled, brown to sub-hyaline cells of textura globulosa. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, enteroblastic, phialidic, subcylindrical to ampuliform, determinate, smooth-walled, with a minute apical channel and collarttte. Conidia hyaline, fusiform, with acute ends, 1-septate, smooth-walled (Nag Raj and DiCosmo 1984).
Type species: Collonaemella microscopica (Fr.) Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 124: 82 (1915)
Notes: Nag Raj and DiCosmo (1984) emended the description of Collonaemella and treated it as a monotypic genus. Collonaemella was listed as a synonym of Corniculariella in Index Fungorum (2019), but a comparison of their morphology indicates that they are distinct in the structure of conidiomata and conidia. Collonaemella has an inconspicious beaked conidiomata with textura globulosa cells, and fusiform, 1-septate, fusiform conidia (Sutton 1980). Corniculariella has beaked conidiomata with textura angularis to intricata or porrecta cells, and 1–10-septate, fusiform to clavate conidia. Therefore, Collonaemella is treated as a legitimate name. No sexual morph has been linked to this genus, and no molecular data is available.
Distribution: France, UK (https://www.gbif.org/).
Collonaemella microscopica (redrawn from Nag Raj and DiCosmo 1978) a Conidia. b Vertical section of conidioma. c Conidiogenous cells and developing conidia.
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