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Dichoporis schizospora

Dichoporis schizospora (Vain.) Clem. [as 'schizopora'], Gen. fung. (Minneapolis): [173] (1909).

Porina schizospora Vain., Term. Füz. 22: 340 (1899).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 384302; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11996, Fig. 1

Description: see Roux and Sérusiaux (2004); Hongsanan et al. (2020b).

Material examined: see Roux and Sérusiaux (2004); Hongsanan et al. (2020b).

Fig. 1 Dichoporis occulta (Strigula occulta CHR 507219, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 1 in McCarthy and Malcolm 1996). a Habit of thallus, perithecia and conidiomata. b Vertical section of perithecium (semi-schematic). c Mature and immature asci. d Ascospores. Scale bars: a = 0.5 mm, b = 0.1 mm, c, d = 20 μm.

Importance and distribution

Dichoporis species are lichenized and together with their symbionts they play different roles in the ecosystem such as rock disintegration, soil formation, carbon and nitrogen fixation, support the growth of several organisms by providing nutrient, habitat and camouflage (Zedda and Rambold 2015). Dichoporis comprises 20 species known on wide range of hosts such as Dichosporidium nigrocinctum (Roccellaceae), on trunk of dead Populus alba (Salicaceae), on rocks. Dichoporis is reported from Asia (Japan), Europe (France), North America (Caribbean (Cuba), the United States) and Oceania (Australia (Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island), New Zealand).




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