Meliolina cladotricha (Lév.) Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 12(6): 553 (1914).

Meliola cladotricha Lév., Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3 5: 266 (1846).

MycoBank number: MB 120177; Index Fungorum number: IF 120177; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06891; Fig. 112

Parasitic on living leaves. Colonies hypophyllous, superficial, dense to subdense, black. Hyphae superficial, brown, straight to substraight, branched, septate, darker at septa, closely reticulate. Sexual morph: Ascomata globose to subglobose, dense, gregarious, with a central ostiole, verrucose. Hamathecium lacking paraphyses. Asci 6–8-spored, fissitunicate, ellipsoid to broadly clavate, with short pedicel, evanescent. Ascospores overlapping 2–4-seriate, cylindrical with somewhat flattened ends, hyaline when young, becoming brown at maturity, 3-septate, constricted and darken at septa, end cells shorter and smaller than central cells, with hyaline bands near the septum, with roughened walls. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Material examined: Australia, Queensland, Cape York Peninsula, on leaves of Agonis longifolia, L.J. Brass, 25 August 1948 (K 176503).

Fig. 112 Meliolina cladotricha (K 176503). a Herbarium packet. b The host leaf. c Ascomata on the leaf surface. d Squash mount of ascoma. e Hyphae with dichotomously branched phialophores. f Ascus. g–i Ascospores. Scale bars: c = 400 μm, d = 100 μm, f = 20 μm, e, g–i = 10 μm