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Tubeufia Penzig & Sacc. (1897)

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Scholz P. @EXCL@ Cáceres M. (06-08-02). Data set not revised; to be published after submission.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: genus. Number of known taxa within this rank: 17. Genus of unknown placement (incertae sedis) (Tubeufiaceae M. E. Barr (1979)); Pleosporales.

Type Information: Type: Tubeufia paludosa (Crouan & H. Crouan) Rossman (syn. Tubeufia javanica Penzig & Sacc.).

Taxonomic Literature: Taxonomic notes: Tubeufia paludosa is an earlier name for Tubeufia javanica. Barr M.E., Mycotaxon 12: 137-167 [145-165] (1980); Etayo J., Biblioth. Lichenol. 84: 1-154 [138-142] (2002); Etayo J., Bull. Soc. Linn. Provence 53: 155-170 [166-167] (2002); Rossman A.Y., Mycol. Pap. 157: 1-71 [37-43] (1987); Samuels G.J., Rossman A.Y. & Muller E., Sydowia 31: 180-192 (1979 "1978"); Sivanesan A., The Bitunicate Ascomycetes: 588-596 (1984).

Biogeography: Checklist records: United States and Canada (continental).

Ecology: Saprobic or biotroph; lichenicolous or fungicolous; bryophytic (herbaceous debris) or lignicolous.

Lichen Photobionts: Primary photobiont absent. Secondary photobiont absent.

Thallus: Indistinct. Upper Surface: Special structures absent; not pseudocyphellate; eciliate; without hairs; not isidate; not sorediate; not cephalodiate; not lobulate; without granules granules, without thalloconidia thalloconidia. Lower Surface: Special structures absent; not pseudocyphellate; not cyphellate; not rhizinate; without thalloconidia thalloconidia; not cavernulate; not tomentose.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Perithecioid, orbicular, soon sessile. Wall: Not carbonized, carbonized only in parts, or carbonized around the ostiole, lacking a clypeus, not fused. Margin: Distinct. Exciple: White, black, yellow, brown, or orange.

Asci: Tholus not thickened; dehiscence bitunicate.

Ascospores: c. 4 to c. 8 per ascus, cylindrical, fusiform, filiform, or curved, 40-200-(230) µm long, (2)-3-7-(8) µm wide, obtuse or aciculate; septa present; transversally septate, 3-22-transversally septate; wall thin, not thickened at the septum, not constricted where the septum meets the spore wall, hyaline or pale brown to middle brown, in Lugol's Solution negative, wall not ornamented.

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

Conidiogeneous Cells: Intercalar. Conidia: Fusiform, filiform, or curved (helically coiled 2-3 times in one plane); macroconidial; septate; up to 25-septate; cell wall hyaline (greenish in mass).

Secondary Metabolites: Not detected.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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