Bathyascus tropicalis   Kohlm.,  1980 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Sordariomycetes

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A, B: Ascomata; C, E: Ascospores.

Ascomata 127-164 μm high, 89-122 μm in diameter, solitary, ellipsoidal, superficial, ostiolate, papillate, coriaceous, thin-walled, light brown. Necks 53.5-109 × 28-31 μm, cylindrical, eccentric, ostiolar canal without periphyses. Peridium 4-8 μm thick, composed of 2-3 layers of flat, thin-walled light brown cells, mature ascospores visible through the wall. Paraphyses absent. Asci eight-spored, ellipsoidal, unitunicate, thin-walled, without apical apparatuse, deliquescing before ascospore maturity. Ascospores 54-104 × 8-10.5 μm, elongate-fusiform, rounded at the upper end, tapering toward the base, straight or slightly curved, one-septate below the center, not or slightly constricted at the septum, without appendages, hyaline.

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Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Kerala, Valapattanam Mangrove Forest INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Tellicherry INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Muzhappilangad INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Vellikeel INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Kattampally INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Kerala, North Malabar INDIA (Record: 07/2006-09/2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bioresource collection and research centre 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 -
  • Nambiar, GR; Raveendran, K and Jaleel, CA (2009) Marine mycoflora of south India with special emphasis on lignicolous marine fungi Frontiers of Biology in China Springer 4(4) 436-441 Available at -
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2009) Manglicolous Marine Fungi on Avicennia and Rhizophora along Kerala coast (India) Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research IDOSI Publications 4(1) 48-51 Available at -

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