Enterographa bengalensis   Jagadeesh, G.P. Sinha & Kr.P. Singh  ; Ram et al., 2008
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Arthoniomycetes
Order:Arthoniales
Family:Roccellaceae

Description
Color: Thallus is whitish grey; prothallus is black.

Thallus crustose, corticolous, epiphloeodal, suborbicular, water absorbing, smooth, fissured to fissured-areolate, ecorticate; prothallus distinct, upper algae free zone of loosely interwoven hyphae; medulla with abundant calcium oxalate crystals; photobiont Trentepohlia. Ascomata convergent, punctiform to lirelliform. If lirelliform; disc black, shinning, epruinose; thalline, often indistinct; exciple colourless; epithecium brown without crystals, hymenium colourless; hypothecium colourless. Paraphysoids branched and anastomosing; tips brown. Asci cylindrical, 8-spored. Ascospores colourless, fusiform. Septate with distinct perispore.


Biogeography
• West Bengal, Gosaba Mangrove Forests INDIA (Record date = 29/02/2004 )

Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

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Literature Source(s)
  • Ram, TAMJ; Sinha, GP and Singh, KP (2008) New species and new records of Enterographa (Roccellaceae) from India The Lichenologist British Lichen Society, Cambridge University Press 40(5) 415–418 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0024282908008086


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