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Tiarospora westendorpii

Tiarospora westendorpii Sacc. & Marchal, Revue mycol., Toulouse 7(no. 26): 148 (1885).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 168975; Facesoffungi number: FoF11653, Fig. 1

Description: see Phookamsak et al. (2014) and Wijayawardene et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Phookamsak et al. (2014) and Wijayawardene et al. (2016).


Fig. 1 Tiarospora perforans (re-drawn from Fig. 259 in Wijayawardene et al. 2016). a Vertical section of conidioma. b Microconidiogenous cells and microconidia. c Different stages of conidiogenesis of macroconidia. d Macroconidia. Scale bars: a = 100 μm, b–d = 20 μm (redrawn from Nag Raj 1993)

Importance and distribution

Tiarospora comprises three species known on Ammophila sp. (Poaceae), Deschampsia caespitosa (Poaceae), Dryas grandis (Rosaceae) and Elymus mollis (Poaceae). Tiarospora is reported from Asia (Russia), Europe (Bulgaria, England, Sweden) and The United States (Oregon).



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