Hobsoniopsis santessonii


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes
Genus: Hobsoniopsis
Species: Hobsoniopsis santessonii


Hobsoniopsis santessonii (Lowen & D. Hawksw.) D. Hawksw., 2001

Anamorphic Ascomycota

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Host: On Peltigera species, mainly Peltigera scabrosa

  • Hobsonia santessonii Lowen & D. Hawksw., in Lowen, Brady, Hawksworth & Paterson 1986


Primary referencesEdit

  • In Sikaroodi, Lawrey, Hawksworth & DePriest, Mycol. Res. 105(4): 457 (2001)
  • Sikaroodi, M.; Lawrey, J.D.; Hawksworth, D.L. and DePriest, P.T. (2001) The phylogenetic position of selected lichenicolous fungi: Hobsonia, Illosporium, and Marchandiomyces. - Mycological Research 105(4): 453–460.   **[RLL List # 183 / Rec.# 21954] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (DOI: 10.1017/S0953756201003768)



  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2011) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. - http://www.lichenicolous.net (4/10/2011)

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