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Dothideales dictiospóricos/Dictyosporic Dothideales

2004. 162 pages, 46 figures, 20x28cm, 630 g
Language: English

(Flora Mycologica Iberica, Volume 6)

ISBN 978-3-443-65011-7, paperback, price: 58.00 €

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Synopsis top ↑

This book describes the species of the order Dothideales (bitunicate Ascomycetes) with dictyospores, i.e. spores with transverse and longitudinal septa.
A key of Iberian species for each genus studied is included. The macro- and microscopic descriptions of the species are based on Iberian material, except of the pseudoparaphyses which correspond with the genus.

Resumen top ↑

En este volumen se describen las especies del orden Dothideales (Ascomycetes con ascos bitunicados, según Hawksworth & al., 1995) que presentan dictiósporeas, es decir, esporas con septos transversales y longitudinales.
Se aporta una clave de especies ibéricas para cada género estudiado. Las descripciones macro- y microscópicas de las especies se han basado en material ibérico, obviándose en est último caso las pseudoparáfisis, ya que se corresponden con las del género.

Rev.: Nova Hedwigia vol. 79/3-4 top ↑

Few identification handbooks appear on Ascomycetes, and many older manuals, often with outdated nomenclature, are still frequently used. The publication of this fascicle in the Flora Mycologica Iberica series is therefore to be applauded.

The volume is fully bilingual, giving the same information both in Spanish and English. This no doubt will add to the user-friendliness of the series.

The treatment is modern, with concise descriptions, keys to all taxa treated and line drawings of Iberian material of all studied species. The book treats all bitunicate pyrenocarps with muriform ascospores known from Spain and Portugal, with the exception of the lichenized ones and some non-lichenized relatives like Requienella seminuda. The species concepts of Barr are generally followed and relatively narrow generic concepts as proposed by e.g. Crivelli are applied. No taxonomic novelties are published.

Pyrenocarpous ascomycetes tend to be widespread as a result of their tiny but rather resistant diaspores, and most genera and even species treated here from the Iberian peninsula are also known from other areas in mediterranean Europe and Asia or even from the temperate regions worldwide. Therefore this treatment is of great value to students and specialists identifying Dothideales from virtually all over the world.


Nova Hedwigia vol. 79/3-4

Indice top ↑

Introducción 7
Agradecimientos 8
Abreviatura, símbolos y algunos términos latinos usados en el texto 9
Definición de Dothideales dictiospóricos 11
Clave de géneros 15
Descripciones de géneros y especies 17
Bibliografía 157
Índice de nombres genéricos, específícos y infraespecíficos 159

Contents top ↑

Introduction 7
Acknowledgements 8
Abbreviations, symbols and some latin terms used in the text 9
Definition of Dictyosporic Dothideales 11
Key to genera 15
Description of tenera and species 17
References 157
Index of generic, specific and infraspecific names 159