Cephalotheca Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 25-26: 297 (1871)

MycoBank number: MB 877; Index Fungorum number: IF 877; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01331; 15 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with sequence data.

Type speciesCephalotheca sulfurea Fuckel.

Notes – The asexual morph of Cephalotheca was reported as tritirachiumlike and phialemonium-like (Limber 1940, Suh et al. 2006). In this entry we illustrate Cephalotheca sulfurea from the isotype (Figs. 57, 58).

Figure 57 Cephalotheca sulfurea (Material examined – GERMANY, on rotting planks of Oak, lying on damp ammoniacal ground, S-F90775, isotype). a Herbarium material. b, c Ascomata on the host. d Squash mount of ascoma. e Peridium. f Immature asci on the ascogenous hyphae. g Ascogenous hyphae. h-j Asci. k-l Ascospores. Scale bars: b = 1000 µm, c = 100 µm, d = 20 µm, e, g = 10 µm, f, h-l = 5 µm.

Figure 58 – Different asexual morphs of Cephalothecaceae, Cephalotheca purpurea, C. sulfurea (redrawn from Chesters 1935). a-c Fertile hyphae and radulo-conidia. d Conidiophores with conidiogenous cells and conidia. e Conidia. Scale bars: a, d = 10 µm, b, c, e = 5 µm.


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