Ranulospora Senan., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, Mycosphere 8(1): 202 (2017)

Index Fungorum number: IF552725; 1 species with sequence data.

Etymology: Name referring to the tadpole-like shape of ascospores.

Saprobic on dead branches of deciduous plants. Sexual morph: Appearing as clusters of black, ostiolate necks which are erumpent. Pseudostromata comprising sparse, brown, fungal hyphae spreading around the ascomata. Ascomata immersed, aggregated, globose to subglobose, coriaceous, dark brown to black, with 6–8 aggregated ascomata, with long ostiolar necks. Peridium composed of 4–6 outer layers of thick-walled, brown cells of textura angularis and inner, hyaline, thick-walled cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium comprising few, septate, thin-walled paraphyses, which are longer than the asci. Asci 8-spored, unitunicate, cylindrical to fusiform, short pedicellate, apex rounded, with J- apical ring. Ascospores uniseriate or biseriate, fusiform to ellipsoid, with long basal appendage. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Type species – Ranulospora alnea Senan., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde

NotesRanulospora alnea is a saprobe collected from bark of grey alder. This genus comprises grouped ascomata combined by brown, hyphae.

  • Ranulospora alnea