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Anhellia tristis

Anhellia tristis Racib., Parasit. Alg. Pilze Java's (Jakarta) 2: 10 (1900)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 219955; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

 Description: see Dissanayake et al. (2014).

        Material examined:  INDONESIA. Java, Gedeh, on leaves of Vaccinium teysmannia (Ericaceae), M. Raciborski (S, F47931!, isotype).



Fig. 1 Anhellia tristis (S, F47931!, isotype) a Herbarium material. b Ascostromata on host substrate. c Cross section of the ascostromata showing locules mostly at the periphery. d–g Asci.  h, i Ascospores. Scale bars: b = 1000 µm, c–i = 20 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Anhellia are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Anhellia. Fresh collections are needed for future studies.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Anhellia.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Anhellia is unknown.  Fresh collections and cultures are needed for future studies.


Diversity of the genus

Anhellia comprises only one species known on Vaccinium teysmannia (Ericaceae) from Indonesia. This genus needs re-collecting.



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