Pleosporales » Pleosporales, genus incertae sedis

Aegeanispora

Aegeanispora E.B.G. Jones & Abdel-Wahab, in Abdel-Wahab et al., Bot. Mar. 60(4): 470 (2017)

 Index Fungorum number: 818743; Facesoffungi number: FoF xx, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 1 species with molecular data.

Saprobic marine ascomycete. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Conidiomata pycnidial, globose to subglobose, papillate, ostiolate, solitary. Peridium forming textura angularis, thicker in size around the ostiole than the thickness of the peridium around the pycnidial venter, two-layered; outer layer consisting of thin-walled, polygonal cells encrusted with melanin particles; inner layer, yellow-brown to brown in color, consisting of compressed, polygonal cells with narrow lumina. Conidiophores absent. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, cylindrical, determinate, producing a single conidium and tubular septate extension (paraphyses) below the delimiting septum of the conidium. Paraphyses cylindrical, curved or irregular in shape, septate, hyphae-like. Conidia hyaline, unicellular, globose, sub globose, ovate, surrounded by an ephemeral large gelatinous sheath (Adapted from Abdel-Wahab et al. 2017).

 

Type species: Aegeanispora elanii E.B.G. Jones & Abdel-Wahab

 

Notes: Aegeanispora was introduced by Jones and Abdel in Abdel et al. (2017) with A. elanii as type species. Aegeanispora is an asexual genus characterized which produces pycnidia on decaying driftwood collected in the Aegean Sea. The taxonomic placement of Aegeanispora is currently uncertain and is in Pleosporales genera incertae sedis.

 

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