Kiehlia Viégas, Bragantia 4(1–6): 156 (1944).
Index Fungorum number: IF 2567; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08115, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), no molecular data available.
Saprobic on host. Sexual morph: Ascomata erumpent, black, comprising 1 or more locules elongate, opening via a longitudinal slit. Asci bitunicate, clavate, 8-spored. Paraphysoids numerous, hyaline, branched, septate. Ascospores hyaline, smooth, ovoid. Asexual morph: Stromata immersed, single or in groups, elongate comprising black pycnidia. Pycnidia spherical to elongated immersed in the stroma, comprises one or more locules opening via a longitudinal slit. Pycnidial wall comprises cells of textura intricata or oblita. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogeneous cells. Conidia hyaline. (adapted from Viégas 1944).
Type species: Kiehlia obscura Viégas
Notes: Kiehlia is characterised by immersed stromata comprising spherical to elongated pycnidia, pycnidial wall comprising cells of textura intricata or oblita and hyaline conidia. The sexual morph is characterised by erumpent ascomata comprising 1 or more elongate locules, clavate, 8-spored asci and hyaline, smooth, ovoid ascospores. Kiehlia obscura was collected on living leaves of bamboo from Brazil (Viégas 1944). Inácio and Cannon (2008) studied two varieties of the second species K. bambusina, and provided illustrations of the sexual and asexual morphs. Kiehlia bambusina has now recombined as Phyllachora bambusina hence, Kiehlia comprises only one species. Kiehlia is a distinct genus in Parmulariaceae, but this taxonomic placement needs to be confirmed with molecular data.
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