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

Dermatodothis symploci W. H. Hsieh & C. Y. Chen, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 34: 53-54. 1993.

 Description: Ascostroma epiphyllous, conical to subglobose with a flattened base, ostiolate, immersed in the mesophyll, slightly erumpent, scattered, 188-363 μm wide, 213-300 μm high, occasionally in groups of two, which are laterally adnate. The wall of ascostromata is composed of compressed, dark brown cells, and is surrounded by interwoven hyphae mixed with host tissue which is blackened above the upper half of ascostroma and paler toward the lower side. Asci bitunicate, cylindrical to narrowly clavate, basal in the centrum, subsessile, 125-145 × 11-15 μm, 8-spored, pseudoparaphysate. Ascospores fusiform, inequilateral, biseriate in the upper part and uniseriate below in the ascus, pale brown, 24-29 × 5-8 μm, 5-septate, constricted at the median septum, occasionally with one longitudinal septum in the third cell from the top.

Taiwan, Chiayi County, Alishan, 22 Aug. 1991, holotype NCHUPP-2245.

 Habitat: On living leaves of Symplocos wikstroemifolia Hay.

Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan.


Katumoto, K. 1983; Müller, E. 1975.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: Three species of Dermatodothis have been reported on Symplocos, viz. D. javanica (Müller, 1975), D. zeylanica (Müller, 1975, Katumoto, 1983) and D. japonica (Katumoto, 1983). Ascospores of D. japonica are 1-septate, of D. javanica are 2-septate, and D. zeylanica (Müller, 1975) are 3-septate. This fungus has five transverse septa in the ascospores and occasionally has one longitudinal septum.