Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Pezizales 
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 Scientific Name: Saccobolus citrinus

Saccobolus citrinus Boud. & Torrend, Bull. Soc. Mycol. Fr. 27: 131. 1911.

 Description: Apothecia scattered or gregarious, yellow, 200-450 μm wide, smooth, margin not differentiated. Excipulum composed of globose cells. Asci broadly clavate, 87-112 × 20-30 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Spore clusters arranged as pattern I according to Brummelen (1967), 35-40 × 12.5-15 μm, with thick gelatinous sheath. Ascospores ellipsoid-fusoid with blunt ends, violet to brownish purple, verrucose, 14-20 × 7-8 μm. Paraphyses tips filled with yellow pigments, 2-4 μm wide.

Taiwan. Pingtung: Paisha, on cow dung, 8 May 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93072 (TNM F0738). Taichung: Chunghsing Univ., on cow dung, 22 June 1992, Y. Z. Wang 9250 (TNM F0198).

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



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


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is close to S. succineus, but can be distinguished by the lemon-yellow apothecia and truncate ascospores. The ascospores of the former are narrower and more verrucose (Brummelen 1967).