Skyttea tavaresae

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Helotiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Leotiomycetes
Ordo: Helotiales

Familia: Cordieritidaceae
Genus: Skyttea
Species: Skyttea tavaresae

Name[edit]

Skyttea tavaresae R.Sant., Etayo & Diederich, 2000


Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Host: On the thallus of Pyrrhospora quernea.

Typification Details: Holotype BG, Tønsberg 25475

Host-Substratum/Locality: On Pyrrhospora quernea growing on fence post: California.

Etymology: Named to honor California lichenologist Isabelle I. Tavares.

References[edit]

  • Diederich & Etayo, Lichenologist 32(5): 447 (2000)
  • Diederich, P. and Etayo, J. (2000) A synopsis of the genera Skyttea, Llimoniella and Rhymbocarpus (lichenicolous Ascomycota, Leotiales). Lichenologist 32: 423–485. (Illustrations of S. tavaresae: pp. 434, 441 & 448) [1]
  • Diederich, P. and Etayo, J. (2004) Skyttea (pp. 693-695) 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. (Description of S. tavaresae, and distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 695) [spelled as Skytea tavaresiae]

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