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Aqualignicola hyalina

Aqualignicola hyalina Ranghoo et al.
Index Fungorum number: 467769                                                         


Sexual morph: Ascomata 120125 µm high, 140150 µm diam, semi-immersed, membranous, hyaline to pale-brown, mostly gregarious. Neck 150–180 µm long, 35–40 µm diam, dark-brown, slightly curved, composed of setae. Setae lanceolate, stiff, dark-brown, surrounding the neck, 15–20 µm long, 5–10 µm wide. Peridium 22±5–27±5 µm wide, in surface view of textura angularis, composed of layers of light-brown pseudoparenchymatous cells. Paraphyses 95–100 ´ 3±75–5 µm, septate, flexuose, tapering towards the apex. Asci 137±5–150 ´ 9–12 µm, 8-spored, cylindrical, pedicellate, unitunicate, apically truncate, with a distinct cylindrical, J-, refractive apical ring, 3–3±5 µm high, 3±5–4 µm diam. Ascospores 14–15 ´ 6±25–7±5 µm, ellipsoidal, ellipsoidal-fusiform, uni-seriate to bi-seriate, ornamented under SEM, hyaline, unicellular, containing 2 large oil droplets, lacking a mucilaginous sheath or appendages. Asexual morph: Undetermined.


Specimen examined: CHINA, Hong Kong, New Territories, Tai Po, the Lam Tsuen River and Plover Cove Reservoir, on submerged wood (Ranghoo et al. 2001); INDIA, Western Ghats, Kali River, submerged woody litter (Sudheep and Sridhar 2011).


Fig. Aqualignicola hyalina (Interference contrast micrographs, holotype). No. 10. Immersed ascomata. No. 11. Section through the ascoma. No. 12. Section through the neck. Note the setae. No. 13, 14. Mature asci. No. 15. Paraphyses. No. 16. Refractive apical ring. No. 17-19. Mature ascospores, note the oil globules of the ascospores. Scale bars: 10 = 100 µm; 13-15 = 10µm; 16-19 = 5µm. (photo grabbed from Ranghoo et al. 2001)


Other species:

Aqualignicola vaginata D.M. Hu, L. Cai & K.D. Hyde


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