This name does not belong to Ascovirgaria, Biscogniauxia, Creosphaeria, Daldinia, Discoxylaria, Entoleuca, Hypoxylon, Jumillera, Kretzschmaria, Kretzschmariella, Nemania, Stilbohypoxylon, Vivantia, or Whalleya.
(The accepted or suggested disposition is indicated by an asterisk (*), if there is any.)

Nummularia diatrypeoides Rehm, Ann. Mycol. 5: 527. 1907. Figs. 32 & 33

º Numulariola diatrypeoides (Rehm) P. Martin, J. S. African Bot. 35: 293. 1969; [nom. inval., ICBN Art. 33.2]; J. S. African Bot. 42: 76. 1976.

BRAZIL: Rio Grande do Sul, 1906, Rick, J., twigs (S, HOLOTYPE of Nummularia diatrypeoides); São Leopoldo, 1907, Theissen, F., Rick's Austro.-Amer. 314, twigs, as Nummularia diatrypeoides (GZU-Petrak 1443); Rio Grande do Sul, São Leopoldo, 1907, Theissen, F., Dec. Fung. Bras. 214, twigs, as Nummularia diatrypeoides (GZU-Petrak 1479); São Leopoldo, 1908, Rick, J., Fung. Austro.-Amer. 223, twigs, as Nummularia diatrypeoides (GZU-Petrak 1442); Rick, J., ex Lloyd herb., twigs, as Nummularia diatrypeoides (GZU-Petrak 2122).

The taxonomic position of this fungus is uncertain. Stromata are discoid, with sloped margins, subepidermally erumpent, and probably with bipartite stromata, 1.5-3 mm diam x 1 mm thick, black externally and internally, carbonaceous. Perithecia are ovoid, 0.3-0.4 mm diam x 0.8 mm high. Ostioles are lower than the stromatal surface, and have punctate openings. Asci are possibly bitunicate, clavate, short-stipitate, with eight ascospores arranged in a partially biseriate manner, with an inamyloid apical crown. Ascospores are dark brown, unicellular, ellipsoid, nearly equilateral, 42-55 x 23.5-32.5 mm, with a straight, spore-length germ slit and a hyaline sheath. Miller (1961) considered this fungus to be a typical Nummularia.


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