Tubeufiales » Tubeufiaceae


Bifrontia Norman, Bot. Notiser: 18 (1872).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 569; Faceoffungi number: FoF 00175, 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Saprobic on dead leaves Nectandra sp. Sexual morph: Ascomata black, solitary or somewhat gregarious, superficial, linear, flat, dehiscing with raised central rounded ostiole, multilocular, glabrous. Apothecial wall composed of black cells of textura intricata in the upper part, become hyaline cells of textura angularis in the basal part. Asci hyaline, bitunicate, 8-spored, numerous, irregularly or lenearly arranged, fusiform, broadly ovate, wedge-shaped, subglobose or irregular, broadly rounded above, narrow below, short-stalked or stalked, smooth-walled. Ascospores hyaline, oblong, 2–4 seriate or multiseriate, thick-walled, slightly curved, broadly rounded above, narrow below, 1-septate, slightly constricted at the septum, smooth. Asexual morph: Undetermined.


Type species: Bifrontia compactior Norman


Notes: Bifrontia was introduced by Norman (1872) with two species B. compactior and B. laxa. Boonmee et al. (2014b) restudied the holotype of B. compactior and designated the species as the lectotype of the genus. Boonmee et al. (2014b) accepted Bifrontia as a genus of Tubeufiaceae.


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