Notes on three conifericolous desiccation-tolerant discomycetes frequently encountered in Austria
By Friebes G.

Vol. 11 (6) – 24 December 2019

doi: 10.25664/art-0273

 Open Access


Abstract: Three desiccation-tolerant discomycetes, i.e. Mellitiosporium propolidoides, Propolis hillmanniana and Propolis rhodoleuca, were frequently encountered on coniferous branches in Austria, and are illustrated and discussed. The fact that they are common in various parts of Austria but have rarely been reported from elsewhere indicates that fungi with this specific ecology have largely been overlooked by mycologists. Those three species, among certain other ascomycetes, appear to have very specific ecological preferences and are thus often found together in the same location and sometimes even on the same branches

While searching for desiccation-tolerant ascomycetes on decorticated branches and bark of coniferous trees in montane to subalpine areas in Austria, we repeatedly collected a number of discomycetes which are apparently quite common but often overlooked due to their specific ecology […]