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

Saccobolus minimus Vel., Mon. Discom. Boh. 1: 370. 1934.

 Description: Apothecia solitary or gregarious, pale yellow, small, 125-300 μm wide, smooth, margin not differentiated. Excipulum composed of textura globulosa, layer 250-300 μm thick, cells 7.5-10 μm. Asci broadly clavate, 63-87 × 15-22 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Spore clusters arranged as pattern I according to Brummelen (1967), 34-39 × 12-14 μm, with thick gelatinous sheath. Ascospores ellipsoid, violet to brownish purple, smooth or finely granulate, 14-16 × 6-8 μm. Paraphyses filiform, tips filled with yellow pigments, slightly expanded to 3-5 μm wide

Hualien: Yuli, on goat dung, 3 Aug. 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9281 (TNM F0670). Yilan: Fushan Botanical Garden, on muntjac dung, 29 Oct. 1996, Y.Z. Wang 9645 (TNM F5305). Nantou: Sunlinsea, on deer dung, 5 Dec. 1992, Y.Z. Wang 92134 (TNM F0694). Penghu: Huhsi, on goat dung, 1 Aug. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93087 (TNM F1015). Pingtung: Nanjenshan, on goat dung, 17 Nov. 1997, Y.Z. Wang 9723 (TNM F7959).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of cow, deer, goat, sheep, burro, and muskrat.



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


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is characterized by yellow apothecia and small ascospores. It is occasionally confused with S. depauperatus because of the small ascospores.