(K.D. Hyde) Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., 1991b. Bot. Mar., 34: 19.


Dothideomycetes, Subclass Dothideomycetidae


Dothideales incertae sedis




Coronopapilla Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., 1990b. Mycol. Res., 94: 686.

Type species:

Coronopapilla mangrovei (K.D. Hyde) Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., 1991b. Bot. Mar., 34: 19.

≡ Caryospora mangrovei K. D. Hyde, Trans. Mycol. Soc. Japan., 30: 336 (1989).

= Coronopapilla avellina Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., Mycol. Res., 94: 687 (1990).

Sexual morp[h: saprobic, Ascomata: 600-850 µm high, 450-650 µm in diam, subglobose, immersed in wood, ostiolate, papillate, clypeat, coriaceous, light-coloured, single or in groups. Necks: 80-160 µm high, 245-430 µm in diam, conical, black, crown-like, tearing at the top into  3-5 cabonaceous sections surrounded by a shield-like, black clypeus; ostiolar canal 95-180 µm long, 70-95 µm in diam, periphysate. Peridium: 25-45 µm thick, composed of 8-15 layers of polygonal hyaline cells, forming a textura angularis. Hamathecium: pseudo-paraphysoid, trabeculate, forming a network of anastomosing filaments, embedded in a gelatinous matrix. Asci: 350-430 x 28-37 µm, 8-spored, cylindrical, long pedunculate, non-amyloid, endotunica with oculus, thick-walled, fissitunicate, with a faint apical ring, maturing successively at the bottom of the locule. Ascospores: 40-54 x 18-22.5 µm, monostichous, ellipsoidal, 1-3-septate, constricted at the centre septa, brown, thick-walled, wall 2-layered. Asexual morph: Unicellular, hyaline, ellipsoidal or subglobose conidia (spermatia?),1-5-2 µm in diam., observed (Description based on Kohlmeyer & Volkmann-Kohlmeyer (1990)).


Key references:

Borse BD, Bhat DJ, Borse KN, Tuwas AR, Pawar NS (2012) Marine Fungi of India. Broadway Book Centre, India. 

Hyde KD (1989) Caryospora mangrovei sp. nov. and notes on marine fungi from Thailand. Transactions of the Mycological Society of Japan. 30:333-341.

Kohlmeyer J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B (1990) Revision of marine species of Didymosphaeria (Ascomycotina). Mycological Research, 94:685-690

Kohlmeyer J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B (1991) Illustrated key to the filamentous higher marine fungi. Botanica Marina. 34:1-61.

Schmit JP, Shearer CA (2003) A checklist of mangrove associated fungi. Mycotaxon 80: 423-477.


Type & Location:
Other Specimens:
saprobic on intertidal mangrove wood.
Andaman Island, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, India, Macau, Thailand.
Pertinent Literature:
NOTES: The identity of this species is confused as two species were introduced at the same time Caryospora mangrovei by Hyde (1989) and Coronopapilla avellina by Kohlmeyer & Volkmann-Kohlmeyer (1990) who regarded them as monospecific. As Kohlmeyer and Volkmann-Kohlmeyer (1990) did not agree with the assignment to the genus Caryospora, they proposed the name Coronopapilla mangrovei (Kohlmeyer & Volkmann-Kohlmeyer 1991). However, some authors still retain both names (Schmit & Shearer 2003, Jones et al. 2015). In this website, we follow Kohlmeyer & Volkmann-Kohlmeyer (1990) and use name Coronopapilla mangrovei. The species has been reported many times from India (See references in Borse et al. 2012).


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