Ascodesmisites & A. malayensis invalid names
The monotypic generic name Ascodesmisites Trib., Chat. & & Verna and the species name A. malayensis (Trevedi et al., 1973) are both invalid under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. No asci are reported, the supposed antheridia and ascogonia are certainly not such structures, and the supposed conidial state appears to be that of an appressorium. Twelve years earlier Trividi and Chatuvedi (1961) described two new (fortunately unnamed) genera of fossil fungi in Taretairy coal from Malaysia, whcih are said here to be the apothecial and conidial states on one fungus.All the flaments and structures illustrated could we well be those of an alga as of a fungus.
- B. S. Trevidi, S.K. Chaturvedi & C.L. Verma. 1973. new fossil fungud Ascodesmisites malayensis gen. ey spec. nov. from Tertairy coals of Malaya. Geophytology 3: 1226-129.
- B.S. Trevidi & S.K. Chaturvedi. 1961. On two new genera of fungi from ertiary coal beds of Malaya. Curr. Sci. 30: 112-113.