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Weddellomyces epicallopisma

Weddellomyces epicallopisma (Wedd.) D. Hawksw. [as 'epicallopismum'], Notes R. bot. Gdn Edinb. 43(3): 512 (1986).

Verrucaria epicallopisma Wedd., Mém. Soc. Imp. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 17: 372 (1873).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 128921; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11488, Fig. 1

Description: see Kocourková (1999).

Material examined: see Kocourková (1999).

Fig. 1 Weddellomyces xanthoparmeliae (re-drawn from Fig. 1 in Kocourková 1999). a Ascus. b Thick short-celled interascal filaments. c Ascospores. Scale bars: a–c = 20 μm.

Importance and distribution

Weddellomyces species are lichenicolous host-specific parasites. Weddellomyces comprises 12 species known on thallus of Aspicilia radiosa (Megasporaceae), Caloplaca sp. (Teloschistaceae), Gasparrinia macquariensis (Teloschistaceae), thallus of Pertusaria lactea (Pertusariaceae), immersed in thallus of Caloplaca proteus (Teloschistaceae), thallus of Acarospora (Acarosporaceae) and thallus of Xanthoparmelia protomatrae (Parmeliaceae). Weddellomyces is distributed in Europe (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey) and Macquarie Island.



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