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Teratoschaeta Bat. & O. M. Fonseca (1967)

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: 1. Teratoschaeta. Genus of unknown placement (incertae sedis); Dothideales.

Type Information: Type: Teratoschaeta rondoniensis Bat. & O.M. Fonseca.

Taxonomic Literature: Batista A.C. & Fonseca O. de M., Atas Inst. Micol. Univ. Recife 4: 55-61 (1967); Hawksworth D.L., Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 6(3): 183-300 [196, 199, 224] (1979); Matzer M., Mycol. Pap. 171: 1-202 [181-182] (1996).

Ecology: Biotroph; lichenicolous; epiphyllous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont absent. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Indistinct.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form or with sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Perithecioid, orbicular, soon sessile, stromatic. Margin: External filaments present. Exciple: Brown. Periphyses: Absent. Interascal Hyphae: Present, scarcely branched, not or scarcely anastomosed. Hypothecium: Brown.

Asci: Dehiscence unitunicate.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, ellipsoid, 9-15 µm long, 4.5-6 µm wide; septa present; transversally septate, 1-transversally septate; wall not thickened at the septum, dark brown, in Lugol's Solution negative.

Conidiomata: Absent resp. not observed or present; hyphomycetous; sessile.

Conidiogeneous Cells: Apical. Conidia: Globose.

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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