Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Tremellales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Basidiomycota
Subdivisio: Agaricomycotina
Classis: Tremellomycetes
Ordo: Tremellales

Familia: Tremellaceae
Genus: Tremella
Species: Tremella nashii

Name edit

Tremella nashii Diederich, 2007

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Type: USA. Arizona. Apache Co.: White Mountains, Apache National Forest, Mount Baldy Wilderness, near beginning of trail 94; on Usnea sorediifera; Holotype ASU, Nash 41941.

Basidiomata: Waxy-gelatinous, very pale to sometimes dark brown.

Hosts: On thalli of Usnea spp., especially Usnea hirta and Usnea sorediifera

Locations: Known from Arizona in the USA, and Norway.

Etymology: Named after Prof. Thomas Hawkes Nash III, main editor of Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region.

References edit

Primary edit

  • Diederich, Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 15 (2007)
  • Diederich, P. (2007) New or interesting lichenicolous heterobasidiomycetes. Opuscula Philolichenum 4: 11–22.   **[RLL List # 207 / Rec.# 28558] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Web site) (Description of Tremella nashii: pp. 15-16; black-and-white photos: p. 14; diagrams of basidia, basidiospores, and hypha: p. 14, fig. 4A-D)

Secondary edit

  • Diederich, P. (2007) Tremella (pp. 405-407) In: Nash III, T.H., Gries, C., and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages.   **[RLL List # 210 / Rec.# 29939] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)**

Links edit

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

Vernacular names edit