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Aldonata pterocarpi

Aldonata pterocarpi Sivan. & A.R.P. Sinha, Mycol. Res. 92(2): 249 (1989)

Index Fungorum number: IF 134615; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00312, Fig. 1

Description: see Tian et al. (2016).

Material examined: INDIA. Andaman Islands: Port Blair, on leaves of Pterocarpus draco (Dracaenaceae), 1 November 1987, A. R. P. Sinha (K! IMI 322833, holotype).



Fig. 1 Aldonata pterocarpi (K! IMI 322833, holotype; modified from Figure 4 in Tian et al. 2016). a Herbarium labels. b Herbarium material. c Appearance of ascomata and spermatogonia on host surface. d Ascomata. e Spermatogonia. f, h Vertical section of ascomata. g, i Vertical section through peridium. j Section of spermatogonium. k–m Spermatogenous cells. n Spernmatia. o, p Asci with ascospores, note p mounted in cotton blue reagent. q Hamathecium. r–u Ascospores, note the long and narrow ends. Scale bars: c = 500 µm, d, e = 250 µm, f = 200 µm, h = 100 µm, g, i, j = 50 µm, k–m, o–q = 10 µm, n, r–u = 5 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Aldonata comprise one species and may play a key role in nutrient recycling.


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Aldonata.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Aldonata.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The biochemical status of Aldonata is unknown.


Diversity of the genus

Aldonata comprises only one species and was found on Pterocarpus draco (Dracaenaceae) in India. More species can be discovered in future studies.



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