Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Halosphaeriales 
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 Scientific Name: Nimbospora effuse

Nimbospora effuse Jørgen Koch, Nordic J. Bot. 2: 166. 1982.

 Description: Ascomata 170-275 μm high, 105-180 μm in diameter, solitary or gregarious, globose to subglobose, immersed to superficial, ostiolate, papillate, membranous, hyaline to light brown. Peridium pseudoparenchymatous, surface cells angular, 2-3 outer cells with slightly thickened walls, inner cells thin-walled gradually becoming inflated. Necks short or long, up to 750 μm, 70-90 μm in diameter, cylindrical, often bifurcate or multifurcate, periphysate. Asci 64-84 × 32-44 μm, eight-spored, broadly clavate, unitunicate, thin-walled, deliquescing early. Ascospores 17-24 × 9-12 μm (excluding appendages) ellipsoidal, one-septate, not or slightly constricted at the septum, hyaline and appendaged. Appendages of two types: (1) ascospore sheath, eccentrically approximately inflated surrounding the spore. (2) equatorial appendages lateral, fingerlike, forming thick and thin strands up to 15 μm long extending from the side of the spore.

Taipei, Juipin, 2 Aug. 1990, JP0802-24; Pingtung, Kenting, 24, Feb. 1992, KT0224-24; Taipei, Homei, 2 Aug. 1990, HM0802-24; Ilan, Toucheng, 2 Aug. 1992, TC0802-24; Hualien, Fengbin, 13 Jun. 2001, FB0613-16; Kinmen, 28 Oct. 2001, KM1028-23; Taitung, Lanyu, 1 Nov. 2001, LY1101-14.

 Habitat: Saprobic in driftwood (bamboo and others).

Sri Lanka; Seychelles; Taiwan.


Koch, J., 1982; Hsieh, SY et al., 2002.


S. Y. Hsieh

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