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

Herpotrichia schiedermayeriana Fuckel, Jb. Nassau. Ver. Naturk. Nachtrag 11, 27-28: 27. 1873.

 Description: Ascostromata superficial on a subiculum or with a flattened base slightly immersed in the host, scattered or gregarious, globose, 490 × 583 μm in diam., covered with filamentous hyphae, apex compressed, disc-like, reddish around the central pore. The perithecium thick, 55-68 μm wide, composed of polygonal pseudoparenchymatous cells, thick-walled and brown outside, and the cells toward the inside becoming hyaline. Asci basal and lateral, arising from distinctly hymenial layer, bitunicate, clavate, long-stalked, 8-spored, 138-168 × 12-14 μm, pseudoparaphyses septate and branched. Ascospores biseriate in the upper part and uniseriate below, hyaline and one septa at first, later becoming brown and 3-septate, seldom 4-septate, fusoid, with mucilaginous sheath which extend at each end as an append-age, 31-54 × 6-8 μm.

Taiwan, Nantou County, Tsuifeng, 26 Feb. 1992, NCHUPP-2272.

 Habitat: On indet wood.



Chen, CY. and Hsieh, WH. 2000; Sivanesan, A. 1971.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: According to Sivanesan (1971), the species is superficial or embeded in a subiculum, and the ascospores are 1-3 septate. The ascospores sometimes become 4 septate in Taiwan specimens.