Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Herpotrichia rhodosticta

Herpotrichia rhodosticta (Berk.& Br.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 2: 213. 1883.

Basionym: Sphaeria rhodosticta Berk. & Br., J. Linn. Soc., Lond. 14: 126. 1873.

 Description: Ascomata gregarious, superficial on a subiculum, collapsing when dry, sphaerical to obpyriform, 282-321 μm broad, 300-334 μm high, with a reddish apical depressed papilla. Peridium 28-47 μm thick, composed of 4-5 layers of brown, thick walled polygonal pseudoparenchymatous cells, beset with hyphae. Hyphae brown, septate, flexuous, 3-4.7 μm wide, similar to the mycelial hyphae of the subiculum which penetrate the host tissue. Paraphyses numerous, filiform, hyaline, branched and septate. Asci 109-128 × 25-28 μm, bitunicate, basal and peripheral, clavate to cylindrical, rounded apex, with long stalk, 8-spored. Ascosporews 19-22 × 6.3-8.0 μm, fusoid-elliptic, ends rounded, straight or curved, distichous in the upper part of the ascus and monostichous below, light brown, smooth, 2-celled, often constricted at the septum.

Taiwan, Nantou County, Kuantaochi, May, 1999, NCHUPP-2555.

 Habitat: On indet. wood.

Brazil, Italy, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uganda, U. S. A.


Wang, CL. 2000.


W. H. Hsieh

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