Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Pezizales 
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 Scientific Name: Ascodesmis porcina

Ascodesmis porcina Seaver, Mycologia 8: 3. 1916.

 Description: Apothecia gregarious, minute, without excipulum, formed by asci and paraphyses, 60-188 μm wide, dark brown. Asci 8-spored, broadly clavate to saccate, 55-65 × 20-25 μm. Ascospores subglobose to ellipsoid, hyaline to pale brown, without ornamentation, 10-12 × 8-9 μm; 12-15 × 10-11 μm including ornamentation, with isolated spines and warts, often with a prominent simple or branched ridge extending over the spore surface, surrounded by a perisporium. Pararphyses filiform, expanded at tips, 3-5 μm wide.

Taichung: Tunghai Univ., on deer dung, 12 June 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9237 (TNM F0185). Yunlin: Taihsi; on sheep dung, 16 Jan. 1995, Y.Z. Wang 9503 (TNM F2931); Taihsi; on cow dung, 31 Aug. 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9644 (TNM F5304).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of rat, peccary, pig, deer, sheep, and donkey.



Brummelen, J. 1981; Liou, CS and Chen, ZC. 1977.


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is easily recognized by ascospores with a prominent ridge extending over a great part of the spore surface.