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Pontogeneia Kohlm., Bot. Jb. 96(1-4): 200 (1975)

Lulworthiomycetidae, Koralionastetales, Koralionastetaceae, Pontogeneia

Index Fungorum number: IF 4335; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02115; 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020); 2 species with sequence data.


Parasitic on marine algae (Phaeophyta). Sexual morph: Ascomata black, solitary to gregarious, subglobose or ovoid, superficial or semi immersed ostiolate, papillate or epapillate, coriaceous. Paraphyses distinct, thick, septate, or indistinct. Asci 8-spored, clavate or fusiform, unitunicate, thin walled, primary deliquescing, attached in the lower part of the locule. Ascospores hyaline, filiform, rearly ellipsoidal, often curved, phragmosporous. Asexual morph: Undetermined (adapted from Maharachchikumbura et al. 2016).


Type species: Pontogeneia padinae Kohlm., Bot. Jb. 96(1-4): 201 (1975)



Notes: Pontogeneia was introduced by Kohlmeyer (1975) to include five perithecial ascomycetes parasitizing marine algae, belonging to the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta or Rhodophyta (Kohlmeyer & Kohlmeyer 1979, Kohlmeyer & Demoulin 1981, Momota & Nakaoka 2017).


Species illustrated in this entry:

Pontogeneia padinae Kohlm




Kohlmeyer J, Demoulin V. 1981 – Parasitic and symbiotic fungi on marine algae. Botanica Marina 24, 9–18

Kohlmeyer J, Kohlmeyer E. 1979 – Marine mycology: the higher fungi. Academic Press, New York 690

Kohlmeyer J. 1975 – Revision of algicolous Zignoëlla spp. and description of Pontogeneia gen. nov. (Ascomycetes). Bot Jahrb Syst Pflanzengesch Pflanzengeogr 96, 200–211

Maharachchikumbura SSN, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, McKenzie EHC et al. 2016 – Families of Sordariomycetes. Fungal Diversity 79, 1–317

Momota K, Nakaoka M. 2017 – Influence of different types of sessile epibionts on the community structure of mobile invertebrates in an eelgrass bed. Peer J 5, 29–52



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