The genus was erected on the type species M. glauca by Persoon (1822). Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, frequently branched, fertile in the lower part, setose and flexuous in the upper part, brown, clearer at the apices, septate. Conidiogenous cells at the apex of branches or laterally to conidiophores, clear brown, monophialidic, with uncinate conidiogenous loci. Conidia aggregated at the base of the conidiophores, curved, round at the apices with a short setula at each ends, hyaline, 0-septate (Corda, 1837; Réblová; Seifert, 2007).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The study of conidial fungi in various ecosystems and biomes, in the country and worldwide, can provide the discovery of many species, so that the diversity of this group can be known and explored both in the ecological field and in other research, such as biotechnology and industry.
Distribution: in temperate regions climate
Population and Trends
The species Menispora ciliata is described from decayed wood and leaves in Poland (Mulenko et al., 2008), New Zealand (Hughes; Kendrick, 1968), Italy (Lunghini et al., 2013), Canada (Ginns,1986), Japan (Matsushima, 1975), Mexico (McGuire; Crandall, 1967) and others country.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Saprobic; decayed wood, bark and dead leaves
Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry Forest
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection
The species has been found more in temperate regions, there are no records in South Africa, and in the poles, as well as in the deserts. In Brazil, there are no reports of this species.
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