Tremella tuckerae

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Taxonavigation: Tremellales 

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

Familia: Tremellaceae
Genus: Tremella
Species: Tremella tuckerae


Tremella tuckerae Diederich, 2007

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Hosts: On thallus of Ramalina sinensis, on conifers (New Mexico) and Ramalina cuspidata.

Location: New Mexico (USA) and Ireland.

Type: USA. New Mexico. Bernalillo Co.: Sandia Mountains E of Albuquerque along NM route 536, Cibola National Forest, at Sandia Crest, aong the North Crest trail No. 130N, 35o12'39"N, 106o26'57"W, 3250 m, on conifers in spruce-fir forest on Ramalina sinensis, S.C.Tucker 37335.

Basidiomata: Resupinate, thin or thick, often irregular.

Etymology: Named for Prof. Shirley Cotter Tucker, collector of the type specimen.



  • Diederich, Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 18 (2007)
  • Diederich, P. (2007) New or interesting lichenicolous heterobasidiomycetes. Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 11–22.   **[RLL List # 207 / Rec.# 28558] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Web site) (Discussion of Tremella tuckerae: pp. 18 & 20; illustrations: p. 19, Figs. 7 & 8)


  • Diederich, P. (2007) Tremella (pp. 405-407) In: Nash III, T.H., Gries, C., and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages.   **[RLL List # 210 / Rec.# 29939] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Description of Tremella tuckerae: pp. 406-407)


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

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