Meliolales » Armatellaceae


Armatella Theiss. & Syd., Annls mycol. 13(3/4): 235 (1915)

            Sordariomycetidae, Meliolales, Armatellaceae, Armatella

            Index Fungorum number: IF309; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00722; 17 morphological species


Colonies epiphyllous or hypophyllous, regularly confluent. Hyphae superficial, brown, straight to flexuous, septate, branched, reticulate, with hyphopodia. Hyphopodia alternate to unilateral, mostly 2-celled, brown, with capitates head cells and irregular lobes, stalk cells rarely septate. Sexual morph: Ascomata superficial, globose to subglobose, verrucose. Peridium thick, composed of black, verrucose outer stratum, and brown inner stratum of textura angularis. Asci 48-spored, unitunicate, subcylindrical to ovoid, or clavate, with ascus wall attenuated or broken when mature. Ascospores ellipsoidal to oblong, 1-septate, not constricted at the septum, hyaline when young, becoming brown at maturity. Asexual morph: Undetermined (adapted from Maharachchikumbura et al. 2016).


Type species: Armatella litseae (Henn.) Theiss. & Syd., Annls mycol. 13(3/4): 235 (1915)


Notes: Upon its introduction, Armatella was placed in Polystigmellaceae (Dothideales) (Theissen & Sydow 1915). It was later transferred to Meliolaceae (Hansford 1946). Hosagoudar (2003) then included this single genus in the newly introduced family Armatellaceae. This was followed in Hongsanan et al. (2015) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017, 2018).




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Hongsanan S, Tian Q, Peršoh D, Zeng XY et al. 2015 Meliolales. Fungal Diversity 74, 91144.

Hosagoudar VB. 2003 Armatellaceae, a new family segregated from the Meliolaceae. Sydowia 55, 162167.

Hyde KD, Norphanphoun C, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Bhat DJ et al. 2020 Refined families of Sordariomycetes. Mycosphere 11, 3051059.

Maharachchikumbura SSN, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, McKenzie EHC et al. 2016 Families of Sordariomycetes. Fungal Diversity 79, 1317.

Theissen F, Sydow H. 1915 Die Dothideales. Kritisch-systematische Original untersuchungen. Annales Mycologici 13, 147746.

Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Lumbsch HT, Liu JK et al. 2018 Outline of Ascomycota: 2017. Fungal Diversity 88, 167263.

Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Rajeshkumar KC, Hawksworth DL et al. 2017 Notes for genera: Ascomycota. Fungal Diversity 86, 1594.





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