Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Pezizales 
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 Scientific Name: Ascobolus lineolatus

Ascobolus lineolatus Brumm., Persoonia Suppl. 1: 120. 1967.

 Description: Apothecia scattered, superficial, with a short stalk, 0.3-3 mm broad, 0.5-1 mm high. Disc green to yellowish green, dotted with purplish brown tips of mature asci. Excipulum of textura globulosa. Asci 8-spored, cylindric-clavate, rounded above, tapering below, 134-183 × 15-18 μm; walls turning very pale blue in Melzer’s reagent only when young. Ascospores ellipsoid, 11-13 × 7-8 μm, first hyaline, then purplish brown, ornamented with transverse or oblique, subparallel lines. Paraphyses simple or branched, filiform, 2-3 μm at the base, tips irregularly shaped, embedded in greenish mucus.

Taiwan. Kaohsiung: Fengshan, on deer dung, 26 Feb. 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9315 (TNM F0675); Liukuei, on monkey dung, 30 Nov. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93112 (TNM F1416). Nantou: Lienhuachih, on rabbit dung, 9 Jan. 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9601 (TNM F4459).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of deer, monkey, rabbit and rat.

Bermuda, North Borneo, Taiwan.


Brummelen, J. 1967; Liou, CS and Chen, ZC. 1977.


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is identified by the transverse or oblique ridges on the spore surface.