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

Halosarpheia marina (Cribb & J. W. Cribb) Kohlm., Mar. Ecol. (P.S.Z.N.I.) 5: 354. 1984.

≡ Gnomonia marina Cribb & J. W. Cribb, Univ. Queensl. Pap. Dep. Bot. 3: 100. 1956.

 Description: Ascomata 172-265 μm high, 176-287 μm in diameter, solitary or gregarious, bottle-shaped, immersed, ostiolate, papillate, membranous, subhyaline to light brown. Necks 128-441 μm long, 70-115 μm in diameter, cylindrical, centrally inserted, periphysate, color lighter than the ascomata. Catenophyses present. Asci 83-160 × 17-29 μm, eight-spored, clavate to subcylindrical, thin-walled, but thickened at the apex and provided with an apical pore, unitunicate, persistent. Ascospores 18-30 × 9-14 μm, ellipsoidal, apically rounded, one-septate, not or slightly constricted at the septum, hyaline, appendaged. Appendages 1.5-5 μm long, apical or rarely subapical, cap-like at both ends, gelatinous, which uncoils and forms long, filaments when in contact with water, sometimes deciduous or deliquescing.

Taipei, Pali, 4 Apr. 1992, PL0404-13; Taipei, Chuwei, 4 Apr. 1989, CW0404-13; Miaoli, Tunghsiao, 28 Sep. 1991, TS0928-13; Chiayi, Tungshih, 28 Aug. 1991, TH0828-13, 16 May 1992, TH0516-13, 1 Nov. 1989, TH1101-13, 29 Apr. 1991, TH0429-13; Taipei, Nanya, 2 Aug. 1990, NY0802-13; Taipei, Homei, 30 Apr. 1991, HM0430-13; Hsinchu Hsinfung, 21 Sep. 2001, HF0921-13; Kinmen, 28 Oct. 2001, KM1028-6.

 Habitat: Saprobic on intertidal mangrove wood and decayed bamboo, driftwood.

Malaysia; Thailand; Brunei; Philippines; Seychelles; Singapore; Taiwan.




S. Y. Hsieh

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