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

Saccobolus glaber (Pers.) Lamb., Fl. Mycol. Belg. Suppl. 1: 284. 1887.

 Description: Apothecia scattered or gregarious, yellow, 100-500 μm wide, smooth, margin not differentiated. Excipulum composed of globose cells, 6-15 μm diam. Asci broadly clavate, 102-150 × 18-33 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Spore clusters arranged as pattern I according to Brummelen (1967), 45-51 × 16-19 μm, with thick gelatinous sheath. Ascospores ellipsoid, violet to brownish purple, finely granulate and sometimes with cracks, 18-22 × 8-13 μm. Paraphyses tips filled with yellow pigments, 3-6 μm wide.

Taiwan. Changhua: Peitou, on horse dung, 27 Sept. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93104 (TNM F1187). Hualien: Shoufeng, on cow dung, 17 July 1994, Y.Z. Wang 94038 (TNM F2239). Kaohsiung: Luchu, on cow dung, 6 Dec. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93117 (TNM F1440). Nantou: Aowanta, on cow dung, 27 June 1994, Y.Z. Wang 94032 (TNM F2122). Pingtung: Nanjenhu, on buffalo dung, 26 June 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9257 (TNM F0205).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of horse, buffalo, cow, deer, and on paper under bear-dung.



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


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is recognized by the large brown ascospores. Brummlen (1967) described the ascospores as large as (19-) 22-29 × 8.5-14.5(-16) μm.