Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Pezizales 
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 Scientific Name: Lasiobolus microsporus

Lasiobolus microsporus Bezerra & Kimbrough, Can. J. Bot. 53: 1221. 1975.

 Description: Apothecia scattered, cupulate, pale orange, 200-500 μm wide, with hyaline hyphoid hairs on the bottom, setae originate from the basal and median part of receptacle, non-septate, base bulbous, thick-walled, 100-240 × 6-12 μm, encrusted with fine markings. Ectal excipulum of textura eipidermoidea to prismatica, layer 30-60 μm thick, cells 6-16 × 6-10 μm. Medullary excipulum of textura intricata, hyphae 2-4 μm wide. Asci 8-spored, cylindrical, 90-110 × 10-12 μm, narrowing into a long stalk. Ascospores broadly ellipsoid, hyaline, with a gelatinous sheath, smooth, 8-13 × 6-10 μm. Paraphyses filiform, rarely branched, 2-3 μm at tips.

Taiwan. Hualien: Yuli, on deer dung, 28 July 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9274 (TNM F0667). Kaohsiung: Liukuei, Shanping, on monkey dung, 16 Nov. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93107 (TNM F1412). Miaoli: Taiwan Provincial Miaoli Agri-industrial Vocational High School, on horse dung, 15 Jan. 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9607 (TNM F4465). Nantou: Huisun Forestry Station, on dung of unknown animal, 27 Dec. 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9649 (TNM F5707). Pingtung: Nanjenshan, on goat dung, 26 June 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9256 (TNM F0204).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of moose, deer, rabbit, horse, and goat.



Bezerra, JL and Kimbrough, JW. 1975; Wang, YZ. 1999.


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is characterized by the small ascospores and setae with cyanophilic markings. The type material has smaller ascospores (9-11 × 6-6.8 μm, Bezerra & Kimbrough 1975).