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

Saccobolus michiganensis O'Donnell, Mycologia 70: 191. 1978.

 Description: Apothecia gregarious, disc-like, without margin, amber yellow, 80-120 μm wide, 60-80 μm high. Excipular layer thin, of textura globulosa, cells 7-12.5 μm. Asci broadly clavate, 93-103 × 20-22 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Ascospores loosely attached according to pattern I (Brummelen, 1967), spore cluster 37-44 × 12.5-15 μm. Ascospores fusoid-ellipsoid, 14-16 × 7-8 μm, smooth, hyaline then pale purplish brown, finally brown, each with a gelatinous sheath when freshly released, free at maturity. Paraphyses filiform, filled with yellow pigment, tips not enlarged, 2-3 μm wide.

Taiwan. Kaohsiung: Fengshan, on deer dung, 12 Feb. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93025 (TNM F0714). Nantou: Lienhuachih, on rabbit dung, 16 Jan. 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9610 (TNM F4467). Penghu: Tungliang, on deer dung, 6 July 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93077 (TNM F0761). Pingtung: Yingta Farm, on sheep dung, 9 Feb. 1995, Y.Z. Wang 95010 (TNM F3015). Taichung: Chunhui Farm, on cow dung, 28 July 1995, Y.Z. Wang 95019 (TNM F3443).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of cow, deer, rabbit, and sheep.

USA and Taiwan.


O'Donnell, KL. 1978; Wang, YZ. 1996.


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is very similar to S. saccoboloides (Seaver) Brumm. Mature ascospores of the latter are bright yellowish-brown, slightly larger (16-18 × 7-9 μm), and the surface is finely granulate.