Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Tremellales 

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

Familia: Tremellaceae
Genus: Tremella
Species: Tremella nieblae

Name edit

Tremella nieblae Diederich & Van den Boom, 2007

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Hosts: On apothecial margins of Niebla cephalota and Niebla homalea.

Locations: Very common in California (USA) and in Baja California (Mexico).

Type: California. Monterey Co.: SSW of Carmel, Point Lobos State Reserve, Bird Island Trail, 121o56'W, 36o28'N, 25 m, on Niebla cephalota, 23. vii. 2002; Holotype BR, Van den Boom 29018.

Etymology: Growing on Niebla (= Vermilacinia).

Basidiomata: Indistinct, inducing the formation of large convex, subspherical or elongate to bullate galls.

References edit

Primary edit

  • 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 nieblae: pp. 16 & 18; black-and-white photos: p. 17, fig. 5; diagrams of basidia and basidiospores: p. 18, fig. 6A-H)

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)** (Description of Tremella nieblae: p. 406)

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