Schizothyriaceae

Schizothyrium speireum on Rubus fruticosus, from Mycologues Associes.


Belongs within: Pezizomycotina.

The Schizothyriaceae are a family of fungi that are mostly saprobic epiphytes on leaves or stems (Cannon & Kirk 2007).

Characters (from Cannon & Kirk 2007): Ascomata thyrothecial, strongly flattened or crustose, rounded or elongate, opening by irregular splits; upper wall brown, composed of a single layer of more or less epidermoid cells. Interascal tissue absent, or composed only of remnants of stromatal cells. Asci more or less globose to saccate, fissitunicate, without an ocular chamber, not blueing in iodine. Ascospores hyaline to pale brown, transversely septate, without a sheath. Anamorphs unknown.

Schizothyriaceae
    |--Amazonotheca EB03
    |--Chaetoplaca EB03
    |--Henningsiella EB03
    |--Kerniomyces EB03
    |--Lecideopsella EB03
    |--Linopeltis EB03
    |--Mendogia EB03
    |--Metathyriella EB03
    |--Mycerema EB03
    |--Myriangiella EB03
    |--Neopeltella EB03
    |--Orthobellus EB03
    |--Plochmopeltis EB03
    `--Schizothyrium EB03

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

Cannon, P. F., & P. M. Kirk. 2007. Fungal Families of the World. CABI.

[EB03] Eriksson, O. E., H. O. Barah, R. S. Currah, K. Hansen, C. P. Kurtzman, G. Rambold & T. Laess√łe (eds.) 2003. Outline of Ascomycota—2003. Myconet 9: 1-89.

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