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Trichometasphaeria dianthi

Trichometasphaeria dianthi (Rostr.) Munk, Dansk bot. Ark. 15(no. 2): 135 (1953).

Metasphaeria dianthi Rostr., Bot. Tidsskr. 26: 311 (1905).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 307081; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12520, Fig. 1

Description: see Yuan and Barr (1994).

Material examined: see Yuan and Barr (1994).

Fig. 1 Trichometasphaeria papillisetosa (HMAAC 805, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 2 f–i in Yuan and Barr 1994). a Setae. b Ascomatal ostiole. c Ascus and Ascospores. Scale bars: a, c = 20 μm, b = 40 μm.

Importance and distribution

Trichometasphaeria comprises four species known on leaves and stems of Waldheimia tridactylites (Asteraceae), rotten leaves and stems of Carex davalliana (Cyperaceae), decorticated branches of Pentaphylloides fruticosa (Rosaceae), dead stems of Leontodon hispidus (Asteraceae) and decorticated wood of Populus angustifolia (Salicaceae). Trichometasphaeria is reported from Asia (China), Europe (Austria, Denmark, Kazakhstan) and The United States (Colorado).



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