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Telogalla Nik. Hoffm. & Hafellner (2000)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Triebel D. Data set reviewer(s): Scholz P. (06-06-13; 06-08-07); not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 2. Telogalla. Verrucariaceae Zenker (1827); Verrucariales.

Type Information: Type: Telogalla olivieri (Vouaux) Nik. Hoffm. & Hafellner= Guignardia olivieri (Vouaux) Sacc.

Taxonomic Literature: Hoffmann N. & Hafellner J., Biblioth. Lichenol. 77: 1-190 [106-
114] (2000); Ihlen P.G. & Wedin M., Nova Hedwigia 81(3-4): 493-
499 (2005).

Biogeography: Checklist records: Austria, Great Britain, and Sweden and Norway.

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous; corticolous.

Thallus: Indistinct.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Perithecioid, orbicular, not emerging. Wall: Not fused. Margin: External filaments absent. Exciple: White or brownish yellow. Periphyses: Present. Hymenium: Iodine reaction: Lugol’s negative, hemiamyloid. Interascal Hyphae: Absent. Hypothecium: White.

Asci: Tholus thickened, not amyloid; ocular chamber indistinct; dehiscence verrucarial or bitunicate; exoascus not amyloid, not hemiamyloid.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid or fusiform, 14-28 µm long, 4-8 µm wide, obtuse; septa absent or rarely present; transversally septate, 0-1-transversally septate, formed by the proper spore wall; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, not constricted where the septum meets the spore wall, hyaline, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present; pycnidial (of Roccella-type); immersed.

Conidiogeneous Cells: Apical (conidiophores of Vobis type III). Conidia: Bacilliform or weakly bifusiform; microconidial, not branched; aseptate; up to 0-septate; cell wall hyaline.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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