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Boerlagiomyces lacunosisporus

Boerlagiomyces lacunosisporus (K.D. Hyde) S.J. Stanley & K.D. Hyde

IndexFungorum number: IF 623133

Basionym: Garethjonesia lacunosispora K.D. Hyde, Aust. Syst. Bot. 5(4): 411 (1992)

Holotypus: BRIP 19326


Sexual morph: Ascomata 320–404 pm high, 248–360 µm diam., globose or subglobose, superficial with an immersed base, hyaline or cream-coloured, ostiolate, papillate, periphysate, papilla pigmented, brown or black, with several brown protruding filaments which have joined together and appear seta-like. Peridium up to 16 µm thick, of polygonal cells towards the outside and elongate cells towards the inside. Paraphyses of large oval cells. Asci 130–160 × 18–28 µm, 2(–3–4)-spored, a small apical thickening observed in immature specimens only, short pedunculate, apically rounded, thin-walled, unitunicate and deliquescent at maturity. Ascospores 48–66 × 17–22 pm, hyaline, very thick-walled, ellipsoidal, appearing muriform, spore wall ornamented, ornamentation of large or small crater-like (lacunose) indentations, with a sticky appearance. Sexual morph: Undetermined. (Description from Hyde 1992)


Material examined: Australia, North Queensland, Clohesy river, on submerged wood October 1990, K. D. Hyde, BRIP 19326.


Photographic plate: see Hyde (1992)


Freshwater distribution: Queensland, Australia (Hyde 1992)



Hyde KD (1992) Tropical Australian freshwater fungi. IV.* Halosarpheia aquatica sp. nov., Garethjonesia lacunosispora gen. & sp. nov. and Ophioceras dolichostomum (ascomycetes). Aust Syst Bot 5:407–414.

Stanley SJ, Hyde KD (1997) Boerlagiomyces grandisporus sp. nov., a new tropical freshwater ascomycete from the Philippines. Mycol Res 101:635–640.


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