Neolinocarpon K.D. Hyde, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 110(2): 104 (1992)
Sordariomycetidae, Chaetosphaeriales, Linocarpaceae, Neolinocarpon
Index Fungorum number: IF26303; 13 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020); 7 species and 3 unnamed species with sequence data.
Saprobic and endophytic fungi on monocotyledons and rarely dicotyledons. Sexual morph: Ascomata solitary, superficial comprising black, slightly raised or flattened circular areas, or immersed with black shiny papilla. Peridium composed of dark brown to black cells of textura angularis. Paraphyses septate, longer than asci, wider at the base, tapering towards the apex. Asci 8-spored, unitunicate, developing from the base and periphery of the ascomata, cylindrical, with a J-, apical ring. Ascospores parallel or spiral in asci, hyaline or pale yellowish in mass, filiform, straight or curved, unicellular with refringent bands, with or without polar appendages. Asexual morph: Undetermined.
Type species: Neolinocarpon globosicarpum K.D. Hyde, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 110(2): 104 (1992)
Notes: Hyde (1992a) introduced Neolinocarpon with four new species to accommodate N. globosicarpum which is saprobic on Nypa fruticans in Brunei. Two new species were introduced with molecular data (Konta et al. 2017). An appressorium has been reported from N. rachidis (MFLU 15-2347) (Hyde et al. 2019a).
Species illustrated in this entry:
Neolinocarpon rachidis S. Konta & K.D. Hyde