Fulvocentrum E.B.G. Jones & Abdel-Wahab, Cryptog. Mycol. 35(2): 131 (2014)

MycoBank number: MB 808181; Index Fungorum number: IF 808181; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13285; 3 species with sequence data.

Type speciesFulvocentrum aegyptiacum (Abdel-Wahab et al.) E.B.G. Jones & Abdel- Wahab

Notes – Found on decayed attached branches of Avicennia marina in the intertidal zone. The genus has immersed, dark brown, ostiolate ascomata with numerous unbranched paraphyses in a gel and short pedicellate, apically thickened asci, with 3-septate, ellipsoidal, hyaline ascospores (Jones et al. 2014). The genus is distinct in having, short pedicellate, apically thickened asci with 3- septate, ellipsoidal hyaline ascospores (Jones et al. 2014). In this entry, Fulvocentrum aegyptiacum is illustrated to demonstrate the sexual morph. Fulvocentrum aegyptiacus is commonly found in intertidal wood from Avicennia marina in Red sea mangroves Egyptian coast (Abdel-Wahab 2005) and Arabian Gulf mangroves of the Saudi Arabia coast (Abdel-Wahab 2005).

Figure 135 Fulvocentrum aegyptiacus (Material examined – EGYPT, Red Sea Coast, Safaga mangrove, on decayed attached branches of Avicennia marina in the intertidal zone, January 1999, M.A. Abdel- Wahab, IMI 386146, holotype). a Herbarium packet. b Herbarium material. c Ascomata on host. d Section through ascoma. e Peridium. f Paraphyses. g-j Asci. k-m Ascospores. Scale bars: c, d = 100 µm, f-j = 50 µm, e, k-m = 10 µm.


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