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Thallomyces oritis

Thallomyces oritis (Hansf.) H.J. Swart, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 65(1): 85 (1975).

 ≡ Stigmatea oritis Hansf. [as ‘oritidis’], Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 79(3–4): 102 (1954).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 324499; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02342, Fig. 1

Description: see Swart (1975); Inácio and Cannon (2008).

Material examined: see Swart (1975); Inácio and Cannon (2008).

Fig. 1 Thallomyces oritis (re-drawn from Swart et al. 1975). a Section through ascomata. b Asci. c Asci with ascospores. d Ascospores. e Cellular pseudoparaphyses. f Hyphae. Scale bars: A = 100 μm, B = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Thallomyces comprises only one species known on leaves of Orites lancifolia (Proteaceae) in Australia.



Inácio CA, Cannon PF. 2008 – The genera of the Parmulariaceae. CBS Biodiversity Series vol. 8. Utrecht, Netherlands: CBS Biodiversity Centre, 196 p.

Swart HJ. 1975 – Australian leaf inhabiting fungi. VIII. An interesting ascomycete withan associated mycoparasite. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 65, 83–89.