Lignincola tropica   Kohlmeyer,  1984 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order:Microascales
Family:Halosphaeriaceae

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Description
Ascomata 325-450 µm high, 250-420 µm diameter, subglobose to ellipsoidal, immersed or almost superficial, ostiolate, papillate, coriaceous, light to dark brown, solitary or gregarious. Papillae 175-400 x 80-150 µm, cylindrical or often irregularly shaped, curved or inflated; ostiolar canal periphysate. Peudoparenchyma of thin-walled cells filling centrum of young ascocarps; eventually breaking up into catenophyses.
Asci 130-200 x 24-34 µm, eight-spored, clavate, pedunculate, truncate above, unitunicate, thin-walled, aphysoclastic, refractive at the apex and with a pore, semi-persistent, developing at the base of the ascocarpial centrum.
Ascospores 22-36 x 12-16 µm, ellipsoidal, one-septate (rarely non-septate), slightly or not constricted at the septum, hyaline, without appendages.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Chettuva Backwater INDIA (Record: 06/2006, 12/2006, 03/2007)
• Kerala, Kadalundi Backwater INDIA (Record: 06/2006)
• 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)
• Kerala, North Malabar INDIA (Record: 07/2006-09/2007)
• Kerala, Kavvai-Kunhimangalam Backwater INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2009) Marine mycoflora in backwater ecosystem of Kerala, India The Journal of Environmental Biology Triveni Enterprises, Lucknow 30(5) 647-649 Available at - http://www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/200909_sep09/paper_04.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sarma, VV (1999) Marine lignicolous fungi. A database on taxonomy NIO, Goa Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/fungi/index.htm
  • 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
  • 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 - www.idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr4(1)/11.pdf
  • Nambiar, RG and Raveendran, K (2009) Manglicolous marine fungi of Kerala (south India) Botany Research International IDOSI Publications 2 (3) 206-210 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/bri/2%283%2909/14.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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