Epiphyllous fungi from the Gondwana
Keywords:Fungi, Epiphyllous, Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes, Gondwana (India)
Epiphyllous fungi belonging to Ascomycetes and Deuteromycetes are recorded. Microthyriaceous germlings have been found on the lower cuticle of a Glossopteris species from the basal Barakar sediments of Saharjuri Outlier. Microthyriaceous stromata have been found on the lower cuticle of Thinnfeldia indica Feistmantel and a leaf apparently of Ctenozamites type, both from Early Cretaceous of Cauvery Basin. Mycelia sterilia have also been recorded on the lower cuticle of Thinnfeldia indica. On the basis of the occurrences of Microthyriaceae, a tropical to subtropical climate is deduced for the Early Cretaceous Period of India.