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.
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.