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

Saccobolus succineus Brumm., Persoonia 5: 229. 1969.

 Description: Apothecia gregarious, yellow, 200-500 μm wide, margin not differentiated. Excipulum composed of globose cells, 6-10 μm diam., layer 40-60 μm thick. Asci broadly clavate, 88-100 × 28-34 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Spore clusters arranged as pattern I according to Brummelen (1967), 42-50 × 16-17 μm, with thick gelatinous sheath. Ascospores ellipsoid, violet to brownish purple, finely granulate and sometimes with cracks, 16-20 × 8-10 μm. Paraphyses tips filled with yellow pigments, 2-4 μm wide.

Taiwan. Hualien: Fenglin, on ox dung, 19 Oct. 1994, Y.Z. Wang 94064 (TNM F2579). Miaoli: Tunghsiao, on cow dung, 5 Jan. 1994, Y.Z. Wang 9402 (TNM F1662); Tunghsiao, on cow dung, 27 Oct. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93106 (TNM F1433). Nantou: Chushan, on sheep dung, 8 June 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9235 (TNM F0183). Taichung: Chunghsing Univ., on cow dung, 8 Sep. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93012 (TNM F1126).

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

Thailand and Taiwan.


Brummelen, J. 1969; Wang, YZ. 1993.


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is characterized by the amber-yellow apothecia and granulate ascospores. It is close to S. citrinus, but with broader ascospores and the granules on the spore surface are smaller (Brummelen 1969).