Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Dermatodothis javanica

Dermatodothis javanica M. Raciborski, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 34: 53-54. 1993.

 Description: Pseudothecia epiphyllous, gregarious, subcuticular, hemispheric, pustulate, not forming any leaf spot, 170-190 μm in diam., 90-110 μm high, sometimes confluent, with superficial mycelial mat surrounding the pseudothecia. Peridium pseudoparenchymatous, thick-walled, dark brown, 20-30 μm thick in the upper part, becoming thicker towards the basal part of the lateral wall which is up to 46-65 μm thick. Hypostroma subcuticular, composed of 1-2-layers of hyaline, palisadely arranged cells. Asci cylindrical, bitunicate, basal, 8-spored, 74-90 × 10-12 μm, pseudoparaphysate. Ascospores elliptical, 2-septate, constricted at each septum, hyaline to pale brown, 12-16 × 4-5 μm.

Taiwan, Hualien County, Tzuen, 16 Mar. 1992, NCHUPP-2280.

 Habitat: On living leaves of Symplocos lantifolia Sieb. & Zucc.

Mainland China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam.


Hsieh, WH. and Chen, CY. 1993; Katumoto, K. 1983.


H. Hsieh

 Note: Of the three species of Dermatothis described on Symplocos, the fungus on Symplocos lantifolia agree with D. javanica (Teng, 1964) in its morphological features.