Telimena Racib., Parasit. Alg. Pilze Java’s (Jakarta) 1: 18. 1900.
MycoBank number: MB 5364; Index Fungorum number: IF 5364; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08724; 39 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 18 species with sequence data.
Type species – Telimena erythrinae Racib.
Notes – Raciborski (1900) introduced Telimena for phyllachora-like species with 3-septate ascospores. Currently, there are 14 species in this genus (Mardones et al. 2017). Close relationships of Telimena with the genera Telimenopsis and Telimenella and Telimenochora have been reported (Petrak 1931, Müller 1975, Barr 1977). These genera are segregated by the shape and septation of the ascospores (Sivanesan 1987). However, there are no molecular sequence data from the type material of most Telimena species (Mardones et al. 2017).
Figure 241 – Telimena picramniae (Material examined – COSTA RICA, Aserri, (as P. antidesma), on Picramnia antidesma (= P. bonplandiana), 26 June 1923, F.L. Stevens, ILL00005686, holotype, ILL00005686, ILL00005687, paratypes). a Herbarium material. b Close up of a leaf spot. c Section through pseudostroma. d Section through ostiolar region. e Peridium. f Paraphyses. g, h Asci. i-l Ascospores. Scale bars: b, c = 1000 µm, d = 100 µm, g, h 50 µm, f, i-l = 20 µm.