Boubovia nicholsonii
Coll. NV 2014.08.02 (leg. M. Meyer)
Coll. NV 2014.08.02 (leg. M. Meyer)
© N. Van Vooren
Coll. NV 2014.08.02
Coll. NV 2014.08.02

Microcharacters = 10 µm
© N. Van Vooren

Boubovia nicholsonii (Massee) Spooner & Y.J. Yao, Mycol. Res., 100 (2): 194 (1996).


Basionym Humaria nicholsonii Massee, Naturalist (Hull), 1901: 188 (1901).

Diagnosis Humaria nicholsonii Massee (sp. nov.). Pl. 2, figs. 17-21.
Gregarious, sessile, fleshy, globose at first, gradually becoming plane, or sometimes slightly convex, marginate, glabrous, 4-7 mm. Across, orange-yellow, cortex parenchymatous, cells averaging 6-7 µ diameter; asci cylindrical, 8-spored, 65-70 × 8-9 µ; spores elliptical, smooth, hyaline, ends obtuse, 1-guttulate, 10 × 6 µ; paraphyses filiform, apex not thickened.
On dead beech leaves, Kew Gardens (G. Nicholson).
Well defined by the small asci and spores, and the small cells of the cortex. Not very near to any other known species.

Type leg. Nicholson, 1898 (K) - holotypus

MycoBank 434362


Massee G., Crossland C. 1901. New British Discomycetes. Part I. The Naturalist, 1901: 177-189. 
Yao Y.J., Spooner B.M. 1996. Delimitation of Boubovia and Pulvinula. Mycological Research, 100 (2): 193-194.
Zhuang W.Y. 2002. Some new species and new records of discomycetes in China. X. Mycosystema, 21 (4): 475-479.


Classification Boubovia, Ascodesmidaceae

CreatedDate 10/03/2018.

UpdatedDate 06/09/2018.

Boubovia nicholsonii
Collections Detail
[FR] Saint-Paul-sur-Isère
Cascade du Bayet
14/08/2014, leg. M. Meyer
NV 2014.08.02 
[FR] Pierrefeu-du-Var
22/03/2014, leg. P. Ivaldi
NV 2014.03.06