Spirographa fusisporella

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Taxonavigation: Ostropales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Ostropomycetidae
Ordo: Ostropales

Familia: Spirographaceae
Genus: Spirographa
Species: Spirographa fusisporella


Spirographa fusisporella (Nyl.) Zahlbr., 1903

Life habit: Lichenicolous, commensalistic, non-lichenized.

Ascomata: Initially immersed in the host thallus or apothecia.

Hosts: Fuscidea, Graphis, Haematomma, Lecanora, Lobaria, Melanelia, Ochrolechia, Parmelina, Peltigera, Pertusaria, Phlyctis, Platismatia, Porpidia, Pseudocyphellaria, Rinodina and Xylographa   (Source: Diederich, 2004)

Host (Australian Checklist of Lichenicolous Fungi): Haematomma africanum

Distribution: North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

Basionym: Graphis fusisporella Nyl., 1866



Primary references[edit]

  • Zahlbr., Lichenes, Engler-Prantl, Natürl. Pflanzenfam., ed.1, I, 1: 96 (1903)


  • Diederich, P. (2004) Spirographa (pp. 702-703) 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.# 26026] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Spirographa fusisporella: pp. 702-703)
  • Hawksworth, D.L. (1980) Notes on British lichenicolous fungi: III. - Notes from the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh 38: 165–183.   **[RLL List # 109-32 / Rec.# 8004] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**
(Illustration of Spirographa fusisporella: p. 175)
  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2010) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. Internet (1/12/2011)


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