Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Dothideales 
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 Scientific Name: Schiffnerula villebruneae

Schiffnerula villebruneae C.Y. Chen & W. H. Hsieh, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica. 37: 219-220. 1996.

 Description: Superficial mycelium loosely reticulate, hypophyllous, dark brown, septate, smooth, branched, hyphopodiate, 3-4 µm wide, up to 10 µm high, entire or 2-3-lobed, alternate, rarely opposite, brown. Ascomata 70-90 µm wide, 35-60 µm high, superficial on mycelia, globose. Peridium mucose diffluent early. Asci 30-45 µm wide, globose, thick-walled, few, bitunicate, 8-spored. Ascospores 17.5-22 × 8-11 µm, ellipsoid or oblong ovoid, dark brown, 1-septate in the middle, constricted at the septum, distinctly echinulate, conglobate inside the ascus. No anamorphs found associated on the material.

Taiwan, Nantou County, Tungpu, 7 Apr. 1995, holotype NCHUPP-2356.

 Habitat: Parasitic on Villebrunea pedunculatae Shirai.



Hughes, SJ. 1984.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: Many species have been described in this genus (Hughes, 1984, 1987; Sivanesan, 1984). No species have been reported either on Villebrunea (Urticaceae), or on other host genera belonging to Urticaceae.