The goal of the blog is two fold.
- To describe and illustrate microfungi that are infrequently collected.
- To acquaint mycologists with the specimens available for further study. Those cited with an AC number and are deposited in the NB Museum herbarium (https://www.nbm-mnb.ca/natural-sciences/collections/botany).
From time to time I may include unknown species for consideration (eg Melanospora sp on Cortinarius and Caliciopsis sp on Prunus sp exudate). These may be undescribed and are certainly worthy of further study.
A word about Chaetomium:
Also included on the adriancartermycology.ca website is my 1982 Chaetomium thesis. The thesis describes many type specimens as well as several unknown species. All are deposited as culture plates with corresponding herbarium numbers (eg TRTC 0000). There is abundant material for molecular sequencing and possible sub culturing. The specimens are currently housed in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
It is hoped that workers will be encouraged to borrow specimens for further study.
MINUTISPHAERA (FRESHWATER ASCOMYCETES)
Wettsteinina macrotheca (Rostrup) Muller
Prosthecium Stylosporum (Ellis & Everhart) Wehmeyer
Cercophora Scortea (Cain) Lundquist
Ballocephala sphaerospora Dreschler
Plagiosphaera immersa (Trail) Petrak
Cercophora solaris (Cooke & Ellis) Sacc.
Pseudorhypophila mangenotii (ARX & HENNEBERT) Y. MARIN & STCHIGEL (TRIANGULARIA MANGENOTII von Arx & Hennebert)