Zopfiella latipes   (N. Lundq.) Malloch & Cain,  1971 (Marine Fungus)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order:Sordariales
Family:Lasiosphaeriaceae

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Description
Color: Ascomata dark brown to black; ascospores olivaceous to brown.

Ascomata 120-205 µm in diameter, globose or subglobose, superficial, non-ostiolate, coriaceous, irregularly dehiscing. Peridium semitransparent, composed of three or four layers of irregular or angular, thin-walled cells. Paraphyses up to 12 µm in diameter, composed of vesicular cells, early deliquescing.
Asci 84-120 x 12-17.5 µm, eight-spored, thin walled, clavate, broadest in the middle, short pedunculate, apically truncate, unitunicate, deliquescing, with a simple apical ring.
Ascospores biseriate, ellipsoidal, becoming one-septate in the lower third, slightly constricted at the septum; large upper cell 16-25 x 12-15 µm, ellipsoidal, apex conical or umbonate, base truncate, thin-walled, smooth, with a subapical germ pore, 1 µm in diameter, lower cell small, 4.3-6.8 x 4.5-6.5 µm, broadly cylindrical, apex truncate, base broadly rounded, hyaline.


Synonym (s)
Tripterospora latipes N. Lundq., 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Valapattanam Mangrove Forest INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Tellicherry INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Kavvai-Kunhimangalam Backwater (Lat: 11.99) (Long: 75.11) INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Kerala, Kavvai-Kunhimangalam Backwater (Lat: 12.07) (Long: 75.26) INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)
• Karnataka, Udyavara Mangrove INDIA (Record: 10/1999, 03/2000)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta (Lat: 16.23) (Long: 82.23) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta (Lat: 16.75) (Long: 82.33) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta (Lat: 15.83) (Long: 80.75) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta (Lat: 15.91) (Long: 80.83) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)

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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2009) Frequency and abundance of marine mycoflora in mangrove ecosystem of north Malabar, Kerala (India) Academic Journal of Plant Sciences IDOSI Publications 2(2) 65-68 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/ajps/2(2)09/2.pdf
  • Sarma, VV (1999) Marine lignicolous fungi. A database on taxonomy NIO, Goa Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/fungi/index.htm
  • 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 - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/items-by-author?author=Vittal%2C+B.P.R.
  • 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 - www.idosi.org/aejb/1(3)08/2.pdf
  • Maria, GL; and Sridhar, KR (2003) Diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of five mangrove plant species from the southwest coast of India Fungal Diversity Fungal Diversity Press 14 109-126 Available at - www.fungaldiversity.org/fdp/sfdp/14-9.pdf
  • Sarma, VV and Vittal, BPR (2000) Biodiversity of mangrove fungi on different substrata of Rhizophora apiculata and Avicennia spp. from Godavari and Krishna deltas, east coast of India Fungal Diversity Fungal Diversity Press 5 23-41 Available at - www.fungaldiversity.org/fdp/sfdp/FD_5_23-41.pdf
  • Sarma, VV; Hyde, KD and Vittal, BPR (2001) Frequency of occurrence of mangrove fungi from the east coast of India Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers 455 41-53 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/n31v687x50x22l77/fulltext.pdf

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