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Solenopezia Sacc. (1889)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Triebel D. Data set reviewer(s): Triebel D. (98-01-01); revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 2. Solenopezia. Hyaloscyphaceae Nannf. (1932); Leotiales.

Type Information: Type: Solenopezia solenia (Peck.) Sacc.

Taxonomic Literature: Hennings P., Die Pilze Ostafrikas. in: Engler A. (ed.), Die Pflanzenwelt Ostafrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Teil C: 30-35, 48-61 [30-31] (1895); Raitviir A., Haines J. & Müller E., Sydowia 43: 219-227 (1991); Vouaux L., Bull. Trimestriel Soc. Mycol. France 30: 135-198, 281-329 [179] (1914) - sub Lachnella tetraspora.

Ecology: Biotroph or saprobic; lichenicolous; terricolous or corticolous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont absent. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Indistinct.

Medulla: Iodine reaction in Lugol's solution negative; not different with or without KOH pre-treatment (euamyloid).

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Apothecioid, orbicular, soon sessile. Margin: Prominent; external filaments present. Exciple: Black, brown, or yellow. Periphyses: Absent. Epithecium: Apical cells hyaline. Interascal Hyphae: Present, scarcely branched, not or scarcely anastomosed. Hypothecium: Brown or white.

Asci: Tholus thickened, amyloid, with amyloid tube; dehiscence unitunicate; exoascus euamyloid.

Ascospores: c. 4 to c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, oblong, or fusiform, 7.5-18.5 µm long, 1.5-8.5 µm wide, obtuse or aciculate; septa absent or present; transversally septate, 1-3-transversally septate; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, hyaline or pale brown, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present.

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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