Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Halosphaeriales 
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 Scientific Name: Halosarpheia abonnis

Halosarpheia abonnis Kohlm., Mar. Ecol. (P.S.Z.N.I.) 5: 339. 1984.

 Description: Ascomata 544-600 μm high, 480-560 μm in diameter, solitary or gregarious, subglobose, ellipsoidal, immersed, ostiolate, papillate, coriaceous, light brown, main axis sometimes horizontal with a lateral, recurved neck. Necks 560-1080 × 120-140 μm, cylindrical, centrally or laterally inserted, sometimes curved and irregular, ostiolate canal periphysate, light brown. Catenophyses present. Asci 216-369 × 30-53 μm, eight-spored, clavate, pedunculate, thicker at the apex, apical apparatuse not observed, subapical retraction of cytoplasm, thin-walled, unitunicate, persistent. Ascospores 30-52 × 14-22 μm (excluding appendages), ellipsoidal, one-septate, slightly constricted at the septum, hyaline, with apical-subapical appendages at both ends. Appendages 16-20 × 4-8 μm, cap-like, stiff and homogeneous, attached to each apex and run partially along the side of the ascospore; after ascospores release from the ascus, appendages becoming soft and scoop-like, eventually transforming into a coil of delicate fibers that uncoil and form long sticky filaments, but remain attached to the ascospore apices.

Taipei, Chuwei, 4 Jan. 1989, CW0104-12; Taipei, Pali, 6 Nov. 1990, PL1106-12; Chiayi, Tungshih, 18 Feb. 1992, TH0218-12; Hsinchu Hsinfung, 21 Sep. 2001, HF0921-10.

 Habitat: Intertidal wood of mangrove.

Brunei; Malaysia; Chile; Thailand; Seychelles; Japan; Taiwan.


Kohlmeyer, J., 1981; Hsieh, SY et al., 2002.


S. Y. Hsieh

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