Fluminicola S.W. Wong, K.D. Hyde & E.B.G. Jones, Fungal Divers. Res. Ser. 2: 190 (1999)
Index Fungorum number: IF28031; 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with sequence data.
Type species – Fluminicola bipolaris S.W. Wong, K.D. Hyde & E.B.G. Jones
Notes – Wong et al. (1999) introduced Fluminicola for the freshwater species F. bipolaris. The genus is characterized by cylindrical asci with a relatively massive, refractive apical ring and fusiform and hyaline ascospores with irregular bifurcate or cup-like bipolar appendages (Wong et al. 1999, Zhang et al. 2017). Five species are accommodated in the genus, i.e. F. aquatica, F. bipolaris, F. coronata, F. saprophytica and F. thailandensis (Zhang et al. 2017, Index Fungorum 2020). Fluminicola saprophytica and F. thailandensis are illustrated below; for descriptions see Zhang et al. (2017).
Figure – Fluminicola saprophytica (Material examined – THAILAND, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on submerged bamboo in a small river, 30 July 2015, W. Dong 04A, MFLU 15-2694, holotype; ex-type culture MFLUCC 15-0976) and Fluminicola thailandensis (Material examined – THAILAND, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on submerged wood in a small river, 30 July 2015, W. Dong 22A (MFLU 15-2704, holotype). a, b Appearance of necks on host. c, d Vertical sections of ascomata. e, f Peridium. g, h Asci. i, j Apex of asci. k, l Ascospores. Scale bars: c, h = 100 µm, d = 50 µm, e, f = 10 µm, g, k, l = 20 µm, i, j = 5 µm.