Halosarpheia fibrosa   Kohlm. & E. Kohlm.,  1977 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order:Microascales
Family:Halosphaeriaceae

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Description
Ascomata 342-436 µm high x 320-428 µm in diameter, immersed or semi-immersed, subglobose to obpyriform, brown to black, ostiolate, papillate, periphysate, coriaceous.
Asci 152-214 x 32-46 µm, 8-spored, clavate, pedunculate, thin-walled in the peduncle, thick-walled towards the apex, unitunicate, persistent, without an apical apparatus.
Ascospores 30-44 x 18-23.5 µm (excluding appendages), hyaline, broad ellipsoidal, 1-septate, not constricted at the septum, with apical appendages, one cap-like, stiff homogenous appendage is attached at each end of the ascospore, upon maturity unfurling into long thread-like structures.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra INDIA
• Karnataka, Talapady INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Honavar INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)
• West Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Udyavara Mangrove INDIA (Record: 10/1999, 03/2000)
• Goa, Bambolim INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Maria, GL and Sridhar, KR (2002) Richness and diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of mangroves along the west coast of India Current Science Current Science Association and the Indian Academy of Sciences 83(12) 1573-1580 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/dec252002/1573.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
  • 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 - www.ias.ac.in/currsci/aug102001/304.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

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