Ramusculicola Thambugala & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 74: 249 (2015).

MycoBank number: MB 551264; Index Fungorum number: IF 551264; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00839; 1 morphological species (Index Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesRamusculicola thailandica Thambugala & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 74: 251 (2015).

NotesRamusculicola was introduced to accommodate species having semi-immersed to partially erumpent, coriaceous ascomata, a comparatively thin-walled peridium and short pedicellate asci. Jaklitsch et al. (2016b) synonymized Ramusculicola species under Teichospora and pointed out morphological similarities of Ramusculicola species with Teichospora parva (Aurantiascoma) and T. kenyensis (Pseudoaurantiascoma) from their hyaline didymospores. However, Ramusculicola species can be distinguished from these species by its semi immersed to erumpent ascomata, whereas T. parva and T. kenyensis have distinct superficial to erumpent ascomata (Mugambi & Huhndorf 2009a). The type species of Teichospora, T. trabicola is undoubtedly different from Ramusculicola species in having ellipsoid to oblong, muriform and dark brown mature ascospores (Jaklitsch et al. 2016b). Therefore, we keep Ramusculicola as a separate genus in Teichosporaceae.


  • Ramusculicola thailandica