Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Caryospora phylostachydis

Basionym: Amphisphaeria phyllostachydis Hara in Hino & Katumoto, Bull. Agric. Yamaguti Univ. 9: 894. 1958.

Caryospora phylostachydis (Hara) I. Hino and K. Katumota, J. Jap. Bot. 40: 82. 1965.

 Description: Ascomata conical, 580-740 μm wide, 430-470 μm high, flattened at the base, tapering towards the apex, immersed, scattered, subepidermal, raising the epidermis, with erumpent ostiole, on surface visible as hemisphereic, black swellings. Ostiolar canal 80-100 μm wide in the middle, fragile, 30-40 μm wide, composed of melanized thick-walled cells at sides, the base reduced with only a layer of hyaline subhymenium. Asci clavate, 130-150 × 52-56 μm in spore bearing portion, with an easily detachable stalk up to 60 μm long, basal, bitunicate, endotunica thick. Pseudoparaphyses numerous, trabeculate, c.a. 1 μm wide. Ascospores broadly fusiform, 38-46 × 16-20 μm, pointed at the ends, 1-septate in the middle, constricted at the septum, occasionally forming an additional septum near each end, very thick-walled, at first hyaline and becoming pale brown to opaque dark brown when mature, overlapping bi-triseriate inside ascus, surrounded by a hyaline 2-4 μm thick mucilaginous sheath.

Taiwan, Miaoli County, Miaoli, Jun. 1997, NCHUPP-2539.

 Habitat: On dead culms of bamboo.

Japan, Taiwan.


Hino, I. and Katumoto, K. 1958; Hsieh, WH. and Chen, CY. 2000.


W. H. Hsieh

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