Pleosporales » Parabambusicolaceae


Parabambusicola Kaz. Tanaka & K. Hiray.

Index Fungorum number: IF 811327; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08320


Saprobic on dead stems or submerged wood. Sexual morph: Ascomata scattered or clustered in group, immersed to erumpent, hemispherical with flattened base, ostiolate, with short, central papilla. Peridium composed of pale brown, flattened cells at the sides and parallel rows of rectangular to polygonal cells at the rim. Pseudoparaphyses numerous, cellular, hypha-like, hyaline, septate. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, broadly cylindrical to clavate, short pedicellate. Ascospores triseriate, fusiform, multiseptate, hyaline, smooth, with an entire sheath. Asexual morph: Undetermined. (Descriptions from Dong et al. 2020)


Type species: Parabambusicola bambusina (Teng) Kaz. Tanaka & K. Hiray.


Notes: Parabambusicola was established to accommodate a known species Massarina bambusina Teng (Teng 1934; Tanaka and Harada 2003). Both P. bambusina and P. thysanolaenae Goonas. et al. were isolated from dead stems in terrestrial habitats (Teng 1934; Tanaka and Harada 2003), while our new species P. aquatica was found on submerged wood in freshwater habitats. (Notes from Dong et al. 2020)


List of freshwater Biappendiculispora species

Parabambusicola aquatica W. Dong, H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 105: 479 (2020)

Freshwater distribution: Thailand (Dong et al. 2020)



Dong W, Wang B, Hyde KD, McKenzie EHC, Raja HA, Tanaka K, Abdel-Wahab MA, Abdel-Aziz FA, Doilom M, Phookamsak R, Hongsanan S, Wanasinghe DN, Yu X-D, Wang G-N, Yang H, Yang J, Thambugala KM, Tian Q, Luo Z-L, Yang J-B, Miller AN, Fournier J, Boonmee S, Hu D-M, Nalumpang S, Zhang H (2020) Freshwater Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 105:319-575

Tanaka K, Harada Y (2003) Pleosporales in Japan (3). The genus Massarina. Mycoscience 44:173–185

Teng SC (1934) Notes on Sphaeriales from China. Sinensia 4:359–433


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