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Aliquandostipitaceae Inderb.

Carol Shearer, Huzefa A. Raja, Jinx Campbell, Astrid Ferrer, and Somsak Sivichai
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Containing group: Uncertainly placed groups of Dothideomycetes


Ascomata globose to subglobose, with a long, wide, brown, septate stalk or sessile and attached to substrate by wide (usually >10 μm), brown septate hyphae, immersed, partly immersed, or superficial, ostiolate, papillate, coriaceous to subcarbonaceous, hyaline, pale brown or black. Peridium thick, comprised of a few layers of relatively large cells. Hamathecium pseudoparaphysate, hyphal-like, filamentous, septate, unbranched between the asci, branching and anastomosing above the asci or septate, branched and persistent, separating to form cavities as asci separate from ascogenous hyphae to move upwards. Asci ovoid, cymbiform, saccate, clavate or cylindrical, thick-walled, bitunicate, fissitunicate, persistent or deliquescent. Ascospores ellipsoid–fusiform, 1-septate, becoming 3- or 4- septate at germination, apical cell slightly larger or equal in size to the basal cell, slightly or strongly constricted at the midseptum, smooth or rough-walled, with or without a gelatinous sheath, gelatinous pads, apical cellular appendages or elongated gelatinous apical appendages. Hyphae in culture wide (usually >10 μm), brown, septate unconstricted to strongly constricted at the septa. Included family: Aliquandostipitaceae Inderb.

Other Names for Aliquandostipitaceae Inderb.


Campbell J., A. Ferrer, Raja H.A., Sivichai S. and Shearer C.A. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships among taxa in the Jahnulales inferred from 18S and 28S nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Canadian Journal of Botany 85: 873882.

Ferrer, A., Sivichai, S., Shearer, C.A. 2007. Megalohypha, a new genus in the Jahnulales from aquatic habitats in the tropics. Mycologia, 99 (3): 456-460.

Inderbitzin, P., Landvik, S., Abdel-Wahab, M.A., Berbee, M.L. 2001. Aliquandostipitaceae, a new family for two new tropical ascomycetes with unusually wide hyphae and dimorphic ascomata. American Journal of Botany 88 (1): 52-61

Pang, K.-L., Abdel-Wahab, M.A., Sivichai, S., El-Sharouney, H.M., Jones, E.B.G. 2002. Jahnulales (Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota): A new order of lignicolous freshwater ascomycetes. Mycological Research 106 (9):1031-1042.

Raja, H.A., Ferrer, A., Shearer, C.A. 2005. Aliquandostipite crystallinus, a new ascomycete species from wood submerged in freshwater habitats. Mycotaxon 91: 207-215

Raja, H.A., Shearer, C.A. 2006. Jahnula species from North and Central America, including three new species. Mycologia, 98 (2): 319-332.

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Freshwater Ascomycetes
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Scientific Name Jahnulales
Copyright © Huzefa A. Raja
Scientific Name Jahnulales
Copyright © Huzefa A. Raja
Scientific Name Jahnulales
Copyright © Huzefa A. Raja
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Huzefa A. Raja
University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois, USA

Jinx Campbell
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Astrid Ferrer
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Somsak Sivichai
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand

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Shearer, Carol, Huzefa A. Raja, Jinx Campbell, Astrid Ferrer, and Somsak Sivichai. 2009. Jahnulales. Aliquandostipitaceae Inderb.. Version 26 March 2009 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Aliquandostipitaceae/29323/2009.03.26 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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