Fungalpedia – Note 224, Parabartalinia


Parabartalinia F. Liu, L. Cai & Crous.

Citation when using this entry: Li et al. 2024 (in prep.) – Fungalpedia, Xylariomycetidae. 

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Classification: Sporocadaceae, Amphisphaeriales, Xylariomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Ascomycota, Fungi

Parabartalinia was proposed by Liu et al. (2019) in Sporocadaceae  to accommodate P. lateralis as the type species, which was collected on Acacia karroo (Fabaceae) leaf litter from the Karoo Desert in South Africa. This genus was established based on morphological and multi-locus phylogenetic analyses of combined LSU, ITS, tef1-α, tub2, and rpb2 sequence data (Liu et al. 2019). Parabartalinia is characterized by fusoid conidia with a rounded apex, truncate base, 4-septate, smooth, colorless apical and basal cells, pale brown median cells, and laterally branched apical appendagesParabartalinia is a monotypic genus (Species Fungorum 2024). 

Type species: Parabartalinia lateralis F. Liu, L. Cai & Crous.

Figure 1 – Parabartalinia lateralis (CBS 399.71, holotype). a, b Conidiophores and conidiogenous cells bearing conidia. c–e Conidia. Scale bars: a–e = 10 μm. Redrawn from Liu et al. (2019).


Liu F, Bonthond G, Groenewald JZ, Cai L et al. 2019 – Sporocadaceae, a family of coelomycetous fungi with appendage-bearing conidia. Studies in mycology 92, 287–415. 


Entry by

Yanxia LiInnovative Institute for Plant Health/Key Laboratory of Green Prevention and Control on Fruits and Vegetables in South China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou 510225, China.


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