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Fringed leaf tacks (Hymenotorrendiella eucalypti) Found on an Acacia leaf in a damp area next to a stream.<br />
About 0.1 to 1mm across.<br />
&quot;Beaton and Weste (1977)<br />
and Johnston and Gamund&iacute; (2000) regarded T. eucalypti as an Acacia-specialised species. Despite its epithet, the type<br />
specimen of T. eucalypti is on Acacia phyllodes (Dennis 1958).&quot;<br />
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Torrendiella species reported from Australasia, southern South America and China were found to be phylogenetically distinct and have been recombined in the newly proposed genus Hymenotorrendiella. The Hymenotorrendiella species are distinguished morphologically from Rutstroemia in having a Hymenoscyphus-type rather than Sclerotinia-type ascus apex. Australia,Fall,Fungi,Geotagged,Torrendiella eucalypti Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Fringed leaf tacks (Hymenotorrendiella eucalypti)

Found on an Acacia leaf in a damp area next to a stream.
About 0.1 to 1mm across.
"Beaton and Weste (1977)
and Johnston and Gamundí (2000) regarded T. eucalypti as an Acacia-specialised species. Despite its epithet, the type
specimen of T. eucalypti is on Acacia phyllodes (Dennis 1958)."

Torrendiella species reported from Australasia, southern South America and China were found to be phylogenetically distinct and have been recombined in the newly proposed genus Hymenotorrendiella. The Hymenotorrendiella species are distinguished morphologically from Rutstroemia in having a Hymenoscyphus-type rather than Sclerotinia-type ascus apex.

    comments (4)

  1. Both beautiful and fascinating, thank you for exploring even the tiny species. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. These sure made me wish for some real camera gear. Maybe I'll win the lottery this year. :) Posted 3 years ago
      1. They say the chance of getting hit by lightning is bigger, but one can always hope :)
        Seriously though, the important part is that you found the species and captured it.
        Posted 3 years ago
  2. Those are cool.. Posted 3 years ago

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Torrendiella eucalypti is a tiny fungus found in Australia which specialises in rotting acacia litter. A new genus ( Hymenotorrendiella) has been proposed for this and others similar.

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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Uploaded Jun 19, 2016. Captured Jun 18, 2016 14:32 in E W Break, Lysterfield VIC 3156, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/3.7
  • 10/600s
  • ISO200
  • 10.99mm