Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Glyphium elatum

Glyphium elatum (Grev.:Fr.)H. Zogg, Beitr. Kryptogamenfl. Schweiz 11:99. 1962.

Basionym: Lophium elatum Greville ex Fr., Elenchus. Fungorum 2:113. 1828. 1825.

 Description: Ascomata hysterious, erect to slanted, vertically elongated and compressed, ligulate with the middle always broader and thicker, 0.8-1 mm high, 0.3-0.5 mm wide, 0.2-0.4 mm thick (the latter two measurements are made at the wider middle portion), transversely striate to aggregated, superficial on subiculum, with a bivalve shell-like fissuring along the lateral edges, and the two halves of shell separating to expose the lateral slits except at the apex and base, appearing lenticular in longitudinal section . Peridium 40-60 μm thick, composed of many layered, dark brown, polygonal cells, with the basal portion forming tufts of thick-walled, brown hyphae, growing downward to the underlying subiculaum. Pseudoparaphyses trabeuculate. Asci bitunicate, long cylindrical, rounded at apex, 270-420 × 6-8 μm, basal, 8-spored, stipitate, the stipe 40-55 μm long. Ascospores filiform, almost as long as the ascus, light brown, multiseptate, septa 6-14 μm apart, fasciculate, parallel or partly twisted, obtuse at both ends.

Taiwan, Yilan County, Tuling, 29 Apr. 1994, NCHUPP-2375.

 Habitat: On indet. wood.

Europe, North America, Taiwan.


Bisby, GR. and Ellis, MB. 1952; Chen, CY. and Hsieh, WH. 1996; Zogg, H. 1962.


W. H. Hsieh

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