Tiarospora westendorpii Sacc. & Marchal, Revue mycol., Toulouse 7(no. 26): 148 (1885).
Index Fungorum number: IF 168975; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Phookamsak et al. (2014c) and Wijayawardene et al. (2016a).
Material examined: see Phookamsak et al. (2014c) and Wijayawardene et al. (2016a).
Fig. 1. Achaetobotrys affinis (L. Fraser, isotype, re-illustrated from Chomnunti et al. 2014). a. Sooty mould on host. b–f. Ascomata. g. Ascomata developing from repeated divisions of hyphae. h. Septate hyphae. i–k. Asci with ascospores. Scale bars: c = 50 μm, b, d–g = 20 μm, h–k = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Tiarospora are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial use of Tiarospora has not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Tiarospora.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Tiarospora has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Tiarospora comprises three species known on Ammophila sp. (Sphecidae), Deschampsia caespitosa (Poaceae), Dryas grandis (Rosaceae) and Elymus mollis (Leaf speckle) (Poaceae). Tiarospora is reported from Bulgaria, England, Oregon, Russia, Sweden and United Kingdom. The diversity of Tiarospora is poorly studied. Numerous new taxa can be discovered from unexplored hosts and region.