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

Micropeltis symploci W. H. Hsieh et al., Mycol. Res. 99: 925-926. 1995.

 Description: Superficial mycelium lacking. Ascomata hemispherical, dark green hypophyllous, scattered, 507-585 μm wide, 98-155 μm high, ostiolate, margin pelliculose. Peridium 2-layered of textura epidermoidea, outer wall composed of olivaceous, meandering interwoven hyphae forming a textura epidermoidea, inner wall composed of hyaline, gelatinous cells. Asci ovoid, sessile, fissitunicate, converging towards the ostiole, aparaphysate, 3-5-spored, 105-155 × 14-26 μm. Ascospores elliptical with few septa when young, becoming filiform and up to 9-15-septate when mature, strongly constricted at the septa, spirally twisted to fasciculate, hyaline, 100-160 × 6-12 μm.

Taiwan, Taoyuan County, Paling, 3 Apr. 1991, holotype IMI 361022 and isotype NCHUPP-2230.

 Habitat: On living leaves of Symploc or glauca (Thunb.) Koidz.



Batista, AC. 1959.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: The hemispherical, superficial ascomata with peridium of somewhat textural epidermoidea, containing ovoid, fissi-tunicate asci with septate ascospores are characters of the Micropeltiaceae. It is accommodated in Micropeltis of this family because of the smooth ascomata and multiseptate ascospores. ‘This is the first report of a Micropeltis species on Symplocos. The long and many septate ascospores clearly separated this species from all the other known species (Batista, 1959).