Galapagos Species Checklist

Sac fungi: mildews, molds, morels

Ascomycete on tree trunk of Citrus. Santa Cruz highlands, Galápagos

Ascomycete on tree trunk of Citrus. Santa Cruz highlands, Galápagos

Ascomycetes are fungi that reproduce by forming spores within a sac-like structure, the ascus. The majority of ascomycetes are small, inconspicuous fungi (yeasts or cup fungi), but a few macro-fungi are also included in this group (truffles, morels, etc.). A large part of the ascomycetes are typically lichenized.

This checklist of known non-lichenized ascomycetes from the Galapagos Islands is currently based on the sparse literature records available and a few recent field surveys on the central island of Santa Cruz.
These few records are by no means comprehensive and it is estimated that the current list represents less than 80% of the diversity of Galapagos Ascomycota.

Author: Teresa Iturriaga.

Other Contributors: Xavier Arturo, Paul Gamboa, Marc Stadler.

Last updated: Jan. 22, 2014

Names of taxa included: 161 total (100 accepted, 47 unidentified taxon, 4 doubtful, 10 preliminary identification).

Origin of the taxa included: 13 accidental, 9 cultivated, 1 questionable accidental, 19 endemic, 19 indigenous, 1 questionable endemic.

Adding up the number of species in each category will not always equal the total number indicated. Some species have insufficient data to be categorized while others (e.g., category eradicated) will not be included in the total.

Ascomycota Species Checklist

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Domain Eukaryota

Kingdom Fungi

Division Ascomycota

Class Dothideomycetes

Order Capnodiales

Order Dothideales

Order Hysteriales

Order Incertae sedis

Order Meliolales

Order Pleosporales

Class Eurotiomycetes

Order Chaetothyriales

Order Eurotiales

Order Onygenales

Class Incertae sedis

Order Incertae sedis

Class Lecanoromycetes

Order Incertae sedis

Order Ostropales

Class Leotiomycetes

Order Erysphales

Order Helotiales

Order Thelebolales

Class Orbiliomycetes

Order Orbiliales

Class Pezizomycetes

Order Pezizales

Class Sordariomycetes

Order Chaetosphaeriales

Order Diaporthales

Order Hypocreales

Order Incertae sedis

Order Lulworthiales

Order Microascales

Order Phyllachorales

Order Xylariales

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This list should be cited as follows:

Iturriaga, T. (2014). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Sac fungi: mildews, molds, morels - FCD Lista de especies de Ascomicetos: cenizos, mohos, morillas de Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: Last updated 22 Jan 2014.