Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Coleroa desmodii

Basionym: Stomiopeltella desmodii Sawada, D.C.F.F. 11: 42. 1959. Sawada, D.C.F.F. 11: 42. 1959., D.C.F.F. 11: 42. 1959.

Coleroa desmodii (Sawada) Chen & Hsieh, China-Graphics, Taichung, Taiwan: 69-70. 2000.

 Description: The colonies is composed of numerously separate or connate pseudothecia, epiphyllous, subcuticulate, orbiculate to irregularly shaped, up to 10 μm in diam. Hypostroma between cuticle and epidermis, thin, composed of hyaline textura epidermoidea, laterally continuous beneath the whole colony, up to 8 μm thick. Pseudothecia seated on underlying hypostroma, hemispheric, smooth, 90-110 μm in diam., sometimes confluent with adjacent ones, opening by an irregular fissure. Perithcial wall two layed, the outer layer continuous with hypostroma, composed of dark brown, pseudoparenchymatous cells, longitudinally arranged in lateral part, the inner layer around the centrum, composed of two layers of hyaline, compressed cells. Asci bitunicate, 42-48 × 15-18 μm, interspersed with indistinct pseudoparaphyses. Ascospores elliptical to clavate, yellowish brown, with a septum near the upper end, 12-14 × 6-7 μm.

Taiwan, Chiayi County, Alishan, 22 Aug. 1991, NCHUPP-2244 .

 Habitat: On living leaves of Desmodium sp.



v. Arx et al. 1975.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: This species was reported by Sawada as a species of genus Stomiopeltella, which has put in the synonym of Stomiopeltis (von Arx and Müller, 1975). It is very doubtly that this fungus belonged to this genus. Examination of ascomata in the light of knowledge about Stomiopeltis which ascomata are superficial without any innate hypostroma and Coleroa which is usually hemispheric and occasionally provided with innate hypostroma, it clearly indicates the affinity of this fungus with Coleroa rather than Stomiopeltis.