Pleosporales » Neomassariaceae


Neomassaria Mapook, Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 80: 74 (2016)

Index Fungorum number: IF 552273; Facesofungi number: FoF 02437

Etymology: The generic epithet refers to a new genus in the family Massariaceae.

Type species: Neomassaria fabacearum Mapook, Camporesi & K.D. Hyde 2016

Saprobic on dead branches. Sexual morph: Ascomata immersed, solitary or scattered, coriaceous, globose to subglobose, brown to dark brown. Ostiole central. Peridium comprising light brown cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium comprising cylindrical to filiform, septate, branched, pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, oblong to cylindrical, short pedicellate, with wide ocular chamber. Ascospores overlapping 1–2-seriate, hyaline, ellipsoid to broadly fusiform, 1-septate, constricted at the septa, surrounded by gelatinous sheath. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Notes: Neomassaria fabacearum was collected from a dead branch of Hippocrepis emerus (L.) Lassen. Molecular data places Neomassaria in the family Massariaceae with high bootstrap support (91, ML with 0.99, PP) along with other species of Massaria. However, Neomassaria is distinct in morphology of ascomata, asci and ascospores. Phylogenies also reveal that Neomassaria can be considered as distinct genus given that it did not cluster with any Massaria species. Instead it is basal to them with high support (Hyde et al. 2016). 




Hyde KD, HongsananS, Jeewon R, Bhat DJ et al. 2016 –  Fungal diversity notes 367–490: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa. Fungal diversity 80, 1–270.



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