Pleosporales » Lophiotremataceae


Citation: Pem D et al. (2019) Mycosphere Notes 275-324: A morphotaxonomic revision and typification of obscure Dothideomycetes genera (incertae sedis). Mycosphere 10(1), 1115–1246


Koordersiella Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 118: 833 (1909)

Synonyms listed in Index Fungorum (2019), Ascohansfordiellopsis D. Hawksw., Keratosphaera H.B.P. Upadhyay, Phanerococcus Theiss. & P. Syd. (not confirmed in this study).

Saprobic on leaves of Urostigma vogelii Miq. Sexual morph: Ascomata regular, small, subglobose to globose, scattered, slightly carbonaceous. Peridium thick, carbonaceous. Hamathecium numerous, filamentous, septate, branched, anastomosing, trabeculate pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, fissitunicate, cylindrical to clavate, with a short pedicel or sessile, rounded at the apex, with an ocular chamber. Ascospores bi or tri-seriate, straight or slightly curved, fusiform to cylindrical, spindle-shaped, and rounded at both ends or slightly pointed, 48 celled, multi-septate, hyaline, without a gelatinous sheath. Asexual morph: Undetermined.


Type species Koordersiella javanica Höhn.


Notes The lichenicolous genus Koordersiella was introduced by Höhnel (1909) to accommodate type species Koordersiella javanica. The latter was found on leaves of Urostigma vogelii Miq. in Java. The genus is characterized by regular, small black perithecia, with a multi-layered perithecial wall. Asci are thin-walled, sessile consisting of four to eight spores. Ascospores are hyaline, cylindric spindle-shaped. Hawksworth (2016) considered the type species of KoordersiellaK. javanica, and the type species of HansfordiellopsisH. aburiensis (now regarded as a synonym of K. insectivora), to be congeneric. Currently, three species are accommodated in the genus Koordersiella (Wijayawardene et al. 2014). The asexual morph is unknown. Koordersiella was placed in Dothideomycetes genera incertae sedis (Lumbsch & Huhndorf 2010, Kirk et al. 2013, Rossman et al. 2016). Cultures and sequences are unavailable. We illustrate the characters of the genus Koordersiella by re-examining the type specimen under the code FH 00301501 from FH herbarium. The type species of Koordersiella seems to resemble species of Lophiotremataceae in having small ascomata, clavate asci, and several septate hyaline ascospores. Thus, we tentatively place the genus Koordersiella in Lophiotremataceae based on morphology until further re-collected.



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Höhnel FV. 1909 – Fragmente zur Mykologie: IX. Mitteilung (Nr. 407 bis 467). Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften Math.-naturw. Klasse Abt. I. 118, 1–92.

Kirk PM, Stalpers JA, Braun U, Crous PW et al. 2013 – A without prejudice list of generic names of fungi for protection under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. IMA Fungus 4, 381– 443.

Lumbsch HT, Huhndorf SM. 2010 – Outline of Ascomycota 2009. Myconet 14, 1–64.     

Rossman AY, Allen WC, Braun U, Castlebury LA et al. 2016 – Overlooked competing asexual and sexually typified generic names of Ascomycota with recommendations for their use or protection. IMA Fungus 7, 285–304.

Wijayawardene NN, Crous PW, Kirk PM, Hawksworth DL et al. 2014 – Naming and outline of Dothideomycetes–2014 including proposals for the protection or suppression of generic names. Fungal Diversity 69, 1–5.


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