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

Ascobolus michaudii Boud., Hist. Class. Discom. Eur. 71. 1907.

 Description: Apothecia gregarious or scattered, with a short stalk, 05-3 mm wide, Receptacle yellow, covered with small white grains. Disc concave to flat, yellowish dotted with protruding tips of ripe asci. Excipulum of textura globulosa. Asci 8-spored, clavate, 150-250 × 20-25 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Ascospores ellipsoid, 18-20 × 9-11 μm, purple to purplish brown, ornamented with 2-4 longitudinal striations, each with a unilateral mucilaginous sheath. Paraphyses filiform, simple or branched, embedded in yellowish mucus.

Taiwan. Hsinchu: Liufutsun Zoo, on unknown animal dung, 31 Dec. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93124 (TNM F1658). Nantou: Chingching Farm, on sheep dung, 27 Feb. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 9327 (TNM F0717). Pingtung: Tsaopu, on cow dung, 12 Apr. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 9345(TNM F0597). Taichung: Tunghai Univ., on cow dung, 19 May 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9228 (TNM F0176). Taipei: Mucha, Taipei City Zoo, on horse dung, 15 May 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9635 (TNM F4721).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of cow, horse, sheep, and rabbit.



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


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is characterized by short-stalked yellowish apothecia and ascospores ornamented with widely spaced lines.