Nia vibrissa   R.T. Moore & Meyers,  1961 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Agaricomycetes

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Basidiomata 1-3 µm in diameter, subglobose, superficial, anchored in the substrate with an inconspicuous cylindrical pedical (50 µm long, 80 µm in diameter), whitish, yellowish, pinkish, and finally orange colored, soft, thin-walled, villous, containing a homogenous gleba; opening by irregular rupture of the peridium; solitary or gregarious.
Basidia 35-50 µm long, 2 µm in diameter, bearing at the round apex four to eight basidiospores; hyaline, without sterigmata.
Basidiospores 8-14 µm long, 6-10 µm in diameter, ovoid or ellipsoidal, one-celled, hyaline, appendaged; at the apex provided with a single slender, flexible attenuate, hyaline appendage, terminally slightly inflated; four (sometimes three or five) similar, subterminal, radiating appendages around the base, at the point of attachment to the basidium with a short cylindrical projection.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Goa, Vasco (Lat: 15.4) (Long: 73.83) INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• Kerala, Tellicherry INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Muzhappilangad INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)
• West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Kerala, Bekal INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 11/2005-12/2006)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2008) Marine and manglicolous fungal diversity in the coastal wetlands of Kerala Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 30 107-111 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Borse, BD (1988) Frequency of occurrence of marine fungi from Maharashtra coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi 17 165-167 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sarma, VV (1999) Marine lignicolous fungi. A database on taxonomy NIO, Goa Available at -
  • Vittal, BRP and Sarma, VV (2006) Diversity and ecology of fungi on mangroves of Bay and Bengal region - An overview Indian journal of marine sciences NISCAIR 35(4) 308-317 Available at -
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2008) A checklist of marine fungi from Kerala state, India American-Eurasian Journal of Botany IDOSI Publications 1(3) 73-77 Available at -
  • Prasannarai, K and Sridhar, KR (2001) Diversity and abundance of higher marine fungi on woody substrates along the west coast of India Current science Current science association 81(3) 304-311 Available at -
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