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Omphalospora stellariae

Omphalospora stellariae (Lib.) Theiss. & Syd., Annls mycol. 13(3/4): 361 (1915).

Dothidea stellariae Lib., Pl. crypt. Arduenna, fasc. (Liège) 2(nos 101-200): no. 172 (1832).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 181905; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00133, Fig. 1

Description: see Theissen and Sydow (1915).

Material examined: see Theissen and Sydow (1915).

Fig. 1 Omphalospora stellariae (holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 22 in Obrist 1959). a Section through ascostromata. b Ascospores. Scale bars: a = × 330 μm, b = × 650 μm.

Importance and distribution

Omphalospora comprises four species known on Acanthaceae, Astragalus (Fabaceae), Bupleurum rigidum (Apiaceae), Coronilla (Fabaceae), Eryngium campestre (Apiaceae), Ferulago nodosa (Apiaceae), Lathyrus sp. (Fabaceae), Stellaria sp. (Caryophyllaceae) and Vicia cracca (Fabaceae). Omphalospora is reported from Europe (Greece, Poland, Spain, Sweden), South America (Brazil) and The United States (Alaska).



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