Observation 118744: Sporormiella

When: 2012-12-03

Collection location: Biology of Fungi Lab, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Weih Li

No specimen available


Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Sporormiaceae
Genus: Sporormiella

*Obligately coprophilous (found on the dung of domestic livestock/herbivores)

*Important characteristics:
-Bitunicate ascus
-Dark brown, Four-celled ascospores

*Interesting Facts
-Sporormiella australis (Speg.) S.I. Ahmed & Cain (1972)
-The genus is distributed across boreal and temperate regions of the world, and contains about 80 species
-sigmoid germination pore is used by paleoecologist as proxy variable to figure out the abundance of grazing mammals in the past.

Proposed Names

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Used references: cultivated in lab;
Based on microscopic features: Pseudothecia; Bitunicate ascus; Dark brown, Four-celled ascospores

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