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Delitschia fasciatispora

Delitschia fasciatispora K.D. Hyde

 

Index Fungorum number: IF 415536

Etymology: from fasciatispora, Latin meaning "banded spores"

 

Saprobic on submerged bark. Sexual morph: Ascomata 420–600 μm high, 300–420 μm in diam, ellipsoidal or subglobose, dark brown to black, immersed, semi-immersed or superficial, coriaceous, papillate, long axis perpendicular, oblique or horizontal to that of the host surface. Papilla central, superficial or partly embedded, smooth, periphysate. Peridium 34–60 μm wide, composed of several layers of light brown walled angular cells, darker at the outside. Pseudoparaphyses 2.5–3.5 μm in diam, hypha- like, filamentous, septate, numerous, highly branched and anastomosing above the asci. Asci 130–170x 10–12 μm, 8-spored, cylindrical, fissitunicate, pedicellate, with a small ocular chamber. Ascospores 20–24x 5–6 μm, overlapping uniseriate, ellipsoid-fusiform, 1-septate, brown, with a wide dark brown (2.5-3.5 μm) band at the central septum, a full-length germ slit in each cell and surrounded by a thin spreading mucilaginous sheath. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

 

Specimen examined: MAURITIUS, Tamarin, Black River, on submerged bark, 3 Aug. 1995, K.D. Hyde and A. Poonyth 2405 (BRIP 231 51, holotype).

 

References:

Hyde KD, Steinke TS. (1996) Two new species of Delitschia from submerged wood. Mycoscience. 37: 99-102.