Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Pezizales 
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 Scientific Name: Cheilymenia theleboloides

Cheilymenia theleboloides (Alb. & Schw.) Boudier, Hist. Class. discom. d’Eur. 62. 1907.

Basionym: Peziza theleboloides Alb. et, Schw. Consp. fung. 321. 1805.

 Description: Apothecia 3.5-5.5 mm diameter, saucer-shaped, gregarious on waste soil, concave when young then expanded to disc. Hymenium sulfur-yellow, outer surface concolorous, clothed with short, scattered, hyaline to yellowish-brown hairs on the margin. Hairs 1-3-septa, forked from the base, tapering to a blunt or subacuminate tip, (204-) 250-286 (-418) × (7.7-) 15.3-20.4 (-25.5) µm; smooth and thin-walled, (1.5-) 2.0 (-2.5) µm thick. Ectal excipulum one layered and composed of globular to angular cells. Asci cylindrical with typical terminal operculum, (175-) 200-205 (-225) × (11.3-) 12.5 (-15) µm, not bluing in Melzer’s reagent. Ascospores 8, elliptical, hyaline, uniseriate located in the top area of asci, (15-) 16.3-17.5 (-20.0) × (7.5-) 10 (-12.5) µm, smooth, without oil-drops, wall of ascospores showing inconspicuous striation by staining with cotton blue in lactic acid. Paraphyses filiform, slightly enlarged at the tip, with yellowish pigments in its cytoplasm.

Taiwan, Changhua: in a flowerpot of downtown house, 15 Feb. 1998, 980215S1, collected by Miss Yu-Jen Chiu.

 Habitat: Gregarious on the spent soil of a flowerpot dumped with spoilt soybean milk.

England, Germany, North America, South America, Mainland China, Japan and Taiwan.


Wu, ML. 2001.


M. L. Wu

 Note: The Taiwan sample of C. theleboloides is different from that of England sample in several aspects, such as possessing concave discs instead of flat disc, outer surface of apothecium concolorous with the hymenium but not paler than the hymenium, and hairs tapered to blunt or subacuminate instead of pointed apex. However, the shape of apothecia, the characteristics of the spare hairs in Taiwan sample are also typical characteristics for C. theleboloides. Furthermore, the size of apothecium, asci, spores, and the color and length of hairs of the sample confirm with C. theleboloides.