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Buelliella minimula

Buelliella minimula (Tuck.) Fink, Lich. Fl. U.S.: 372 (1935).

Buellia minimula Tuck., Syn. N. Amer. Lich. (Boston) 2: 106 (1888).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 410461; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03400, Fig. 1

Description: see Ertz and Diederich (2015).

Material examined: see Ertz and Diederich (2015).



Fig. 1. Buelliella lecanorae (TU-8283, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 2 in Sujia and Alstrup 2004). a Ascospores. b Section through ascomata. Scale bars: a = 10 μm, b = 20 μm.


Importance and distribution

Buelliella comprises 12 species known on wide range of plants such as on bark of Brigantiaea leucoxantha (Brigantieaceae), Lecanora chlarotera (Lecanoraceae), Acer platanoides (Sapindaceae), Phaeophyscia sciastra (Physciaceae), Protoparmeliopsis (Lecanoraceae), Pyxine cocoes (Caliciaceae), thallus and apothecia of Caloplaca cinnabarina (Teloschistaceae), thallus of Dirinaria picta (Caliciaceae), thallus of Heppia arenacea (Heppiaceae) and thallus of Phlyctis andensis (Phlyctidaceae). Buelliella is reported from Africa (Canary Islands), Asia (India (Nagaland), Papua New Guinea), Australia (Queensland), Europe (Czechoslovakia, Estonia), South America (Chile, Colombia, Venezuela) and the United States (Texas).



Ertz D, Diederich P. 2015 − Dismantling Melaspileaceae: a first phylogenetic study of BuelliellaHemigraphaKarschiaLabrocarpon and Melaspilea. Fungal Diversity 71, 141–164.

Fink B. 1935 − The Lichen Flora of the United States. Completed for Publication by Joyce Hedrick. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.

Hafellner J. 1979 − Karschia revision einer Sammelattung an der Grenze von lichenisienlen und nichtlichenisierten Ascomyceten. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 62, 1–188.

Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, Wanasinghe DN et al. 2020b − Refined families of Dothideomycetes: orders and families incertae sedis in Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 105, 17–318.

Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. 2008 – Ainsworth & Bisby’s dictionary of the fungi, 10th edn. CABI, Wallingford.

Suija A, Alstrup V. 2004 – Buelliella lecanorae, a new lichenicolous fungus. The Lichenologist 36(3-4), 203–206. doi:10.1017/S0024282904014239

 Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Rajeshkumar KC, Hawksworth DL et al. 2017 – Notes for genera: Ascomycota. Fungal Diversity 86, 1–594.


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