Flora Mycologica Iberica 6


Dothideales dictiospòricos/Dictyosporic Dothideales


Author: Checa J. (2004)

Publisher: J. Cramer VerlagVolumes: Flora Mycologica Iberica n. 6  Language: English and Spanish – Number of pages: 162. ISBN: 978-3-443-65011-7

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The volumes of Flora Mycologica Iberica describe and document the variety and nature of the fungi of the Iberian Peninsula. At the same time the volumes provide keys for the identification of the species treated.

As fungi differ considerably, their study requires a certain degree of specialization. On the other hand, some groups have received a greater degree of attention than others.

All volumes of Flora Mycologica Iberica are bilingual (english/spanish) and are profusely illustrated. They are edited by the Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid, the botanical Garden of Madrid, Spain.

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.
Few identification handbooks appear on Ascomycetes, and many older manuals, often with outdated nomenclature, are still frequently used.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.


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