Enterographa bengalensis   Jagadeesh, G.P. Sinha & Kr.P. Singh  (Marine Fungus)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Arthoniomycetes
Order:Arthoniales
Family:Roccellaceae

Description
Color: Thallus is whitish grey; prothallus is black.

Thallus crustose, corticolous, epiphloeodal, suborbicular, water absorbing, smooth, fissured to fissured-areolate, ecorticate; prothallus distinct, upper algae free zone of loosely interwoven hyphae; medulla with abundant calcium oxalate crystals; photobiont Trentepohlia. Ascomata convergent, punctiform to lirelliform. If lirelliform; disc black, shinning, epruinose; thalline, often indistinct; exciple colourless; epithecium brown without crystals, hymenium colourless; hypothecium colourless. Paraphysoids branched and anastomosing; tips brown. Asci cylindrical, 8-spored. Ascospores colourless, fusiform. Septate with distinct perispore.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Gosaba Mangrove Forests INDIA (Record: 29/02/2004)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ram, TAMJ; Sinha, GP and Singh, KP (2008) New species and new records of Enterographa (Roccellaceae) from India The Lichenologist British Lichen Society, Cambridge University Press 40(5) 415–418 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0024282908008086
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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