Biatoropsis usnearum

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Tremellales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Basidiomycota
Subdivisio: Agaricomycotina
Classis: Tremellomycetes
Ordo: Tremellales

Familia: Bulleraceae
Genus: Biatoropsis
Species: Biatoropsis usnearum

Name[edit]

Biatoropsis usnearum Räsänen, 1934


Life habit: Lichenicolous, gall-forming, non-lichenized

Hosts: Thallus of Usnea species (not on subgen. Neuropogon), but also on Protousnea dusenii.

World distribution: Cosmopolitan, known from all continents, except Antarctica

Note: Biatoropsis usnearum is extremely similar to Cystobasidium usneicola, that grows on the same hosts.

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Räsänen, Ann. bot. Soc. Zool.-Bot. fenn. Vanamo 5(9): 8 (1934)
  • Räsänen, V. (1934) Einige neue Flechtenarten und Flechtenparasiten. - Annales botanici societatis zoologicae-botanicae fennicae "Vanamo".\Ann. Bot. Soc. Zool.-Bot. Fenn. 'Vanamo' 5, nr. 9: 4–12.   **[Mattick Rec.# 29492] - (Recent Literature on Lichens - Mattick No.)**

Additional references[edit]

  • Diederich, P. (2004) Biatoropsis (p. 633) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Diederich, P.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages.   **[RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 25985] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Biatoropsis usnearum and distribution map for the Sonoran region: p. 633)
  • Diederich, P. and Christiansen, M.S. (1994) Biatoropsis usnearum Räsänen, and other heterobasidiomycetes on Usnea. - Lichenologist 26(1): 47–66.   **[RLL List # 155 / Rec.# 4318] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (doi:10.1006/lich.1994.1004) (Illustrations of Biatoropsis usnearum: pp. 50-53)

Links[edit]

  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2011) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. - http://www.lichenicolous.net (4/10/2011)

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Vernacular names[edit]