Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Paraphaeosphaeria michotii

Basionym: Sphaeria michotii Westend., Bull Acad. Roy. Sci. Bleg. 7:87. 1890.

Paraphaeosphaeria michotii (Westend.) O. Erikss, Trans. Mycol. Soc. 9:45-47. 1994.

 Description: Ascomata sparsely gregarious, immersed, globose with a papillate ostiole, 117-166 μm in diam. Peridium 8-12 μm thick, composed of 3-5 layers of compressed, polygonal, dark brown pseudoparenchymatous cells. Asci bitunicate, broadly cylindrical, sessile, basal, 8-spored, 59-71 × 10-12 μm, pseudoparaphysate. Ascospores biseriate, elliptical with rounded ends, 16-20 × 4-5 μm, 2-septate, the primary septum emerging below and constricted.

Taiwan, Nantou County, Sun-Moon-Lake, 15 Jan. 1992, NCHUPP-2276.

 Habitat: In the stems of Miscanthus floridulus (Labill.) Warb. Ex Schum. & Laut.



Chen, CY. and Hsieh, WH. 1994.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: This species was reported from Taiwan (Yen & Chi, 1954) on Saccharum as Didymos-phaeria taiwanensis Yen & Chi, which has been placed as a synonym of Paraphaeosphaeria michotii (Eriksson, 1967).