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Trematophoma Petr., Annls mycol. 22(1/2): 152 (1924)


Ascomycota, genera incertae sedis


Saprobic on dead wood lying in water. Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata dark brown to black, pycnidial, solitary, semi-immersed, globose to elongated, unilocular, glabrous. Ostiole single, circular, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall composed of thick-walled, pale brown to hyaline cells of textura angularis. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells arising from inner wall layers of conidiomata, hyaline, enteroblastic, phialidic, cylindrical to lageniform, indeterminate, smooth-walled, often percurrently proliferating. Conidia hyaline, broadly obovoid, rounded at the apex, truncate at the base, with one central guttule (adapted from Sutton 1980).


Type species: Trematophoma lignicola Petr., Annls mycol. 22(1/2): 152 (1924)


Notes: Trematophoma is similar to the asexual morph of Abrothallus (= Vouauxiomyces) and Lichenoconium, but differs from the latter two genera in several features, such as the shape, colour, septa and surface structure of the conidia (Hawksworth and Dyko 1979, Pérez-Ortega et al. 2001). In Trematophoma, the conidia are hyaline, broadly obovoid, aseptate, and smooth-walled; in the asexual morph of Abrothallus, the conidia are hyaline to pale yellowish, clavate to pyriform, aseptate, almost smooth-walled, and invested in part in a mucilaginous matrix; in Lichenoconium the conidia are brown, obpyriform to obovate, 1-septate, and verrucose (Hawksworth and Dyko 1979, Nag Raj and DiCosmo 1980). Trematophoma is monotypic and no molecular data is available. Fresh collections of type are needed to place Trematophoma in a natural group.


Distribution: Austria (Sutton 1980).





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