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Dawsomyces mirabilis

Dawsomyces mirabilis Döbbeler, Mitt. bot. StSamml., Münch. 17: 426 (1981).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 111394; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12184, Fig. 1

Description: see Döbbeler (1981, 1997).

Material examined: see Döbbeler (1981, 1997).

Fig. 1 Dawsomyces mirabilis on Dawsonia superba showing appressoria lacking haustoria (M! holotype, re-drawn from Fig 1 in Döbbeler 1997). On the left side two appressoria in surface view, on the right-side section through an infected leaf lamella.

Importance and distribution

Dawsomyces comprises two species known amongst leaves of Dawsonia grandis and D. superba in Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea).



Döbbeler P. 1981 – Moosbewohnende Ascomycetes. V. Die auf Dawsonia vorkommenden Arten der Botanischen Staatssammlung München (Germany).

Döbbeler P. 1997 – Biodiversity of bryophilous ascomycetes. Biodiversity and Conservation 6, 5, 721–738.


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