K.D. Hyde & B. Sutton, Mycological Research 96: 210 (1992)


Ascomycete incertae sedis


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incertae sedis


Nypaella K.D. Hyde & B. Sutton, Mycological Research 96: 210 (1992)

Type and marine species:

Nypaella frondicola K.D. Hyde & B. Sutton, Mycological Research 96: 210 (1992)

Index Fungorum Number: 358903                         Faceoffungi Number: N/A

Saprobic on Nypa frond, asexual morph: Conidiomata formed on a subiculum, pycnidial, superficial, separate or aggregated, globose or pyriform, apricot or brown, 52–124 µm high, 75–91 µm wide, wall of textura oblita, 3–5 cells thick, with a central ostiole 47–62 µm diam. Conidiophores hyaline, branched, septate, up to 60 µm long, formed at the base of the conidiomata. Conidiogenous cells 'phialidic', determinate, integrated, cylindrical, tapered towards the apices, hyaline, smooth, channel and collarette minute but apical periclinal wall thickened. Conidia holoblastic, hyaline, smooth, aseptate, ellipsoid, 2.4–4.0 X 1.8–2.4 µm. Sexual morph: Undermined.

Description from Hyde & Sutton (1992)


Key references:

Hyde KD, Sutton BC (1992). Nypaella frondicola gen. et sp. nov., Plectophomella nypae sp. nov. and Pleurophomopsis nypae sp. nov. (Coelomycetes) from intertidal fronds of Nypa fruticans. Mycological Research. 96: 210–214.

Jones EBG, Suetrong S, Sakayaroj J, Bahkali AH, Abdel–Wahab MA, Boekhout T, Pang KL (2015). Classification of marine Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Blastocladiomycota and Chytridiomycota. Fungal Diversity 73: 1–72.

Sutton BC (1980). The Coelomyceles. CAB International: Kew, U.K.

Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Rajeshkumar KC, Hawksowrth DL, Madrid H et al. (2017). Notes for genera: Ascomycota. Fungal Diversity 86: 1–594.

Type & Location:
Other Specimens:
On basal part of the brackish water palm Nypa fruticans.
Pertinent Literature:
Description from Hyde & Sutton (1992)
NOTES: Nypaella keys out in Sutton (1980) close to Pycnidiella, it differs in the pycnidial conidiomata being formed on a subiculum, and in the conidiomatal wall structure and habit. In Pycnidiella conidiomata are eustromatic, lack a subiculum and the wall is of textura intricata rather than textura oblita. Pycnidiella resinae occurs on pine resin (Sutton 1980). Nypaella is also superficially similar to Aposphaeria and Pleurophomopsis in pycnidial form. In Aposphaeria, however, the pycnidia are black and conidiophores are short rather than filiform. In Pleurophomopsis the pycnidia are dark brown, and conidiophores are branched and filiform, but produced all–round the conidiomatal cavity (Sutton 1980). No cultures or sequences are amiable and it needs recollecting, isolating and sequencing to determine its taxonomic position. Genus accepted in Jones et al (2015) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017).


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