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

Saccobolus truncatus Vel., Monogr. Discom. Boh. 1: 370. 1934.

 Description: Apothecia solitary or gregarious, pale yellow, 200-500 μm wide, smooth, margin not differentiated. Excipulum of textura globulosa, layer 120-160 μm thick. Asci broadly clavate, 80-100 × 24-32 μm, walls turning blue in Melzer’s reagent. Spore clusters arranged as pattern I according to Brummelen (1967), 38-44 × 15-18 μm, with thick gelatinous sheath. Ascospores ellipsoid, violet to brownish purple, with blunt ends, smooth or finely granulate, 16-18 × 8-9 μm. Paraphyses tips filled with yellow pigments, slightly expanded to 4-5 μm wide.

Taiwan. Pingtung: Kangtzu, on cow dung, 28 July 1994, Y.Z. Wang 94047 (TNM F2247); Paisha, on cow dung, 20 Apr. 1993, Y.Z. Wang 93054 (TNM F0603). Taichung: Chunghsing Univ., on rabbit dung, 22 June 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9249 (TNM F0197); Houli, on horse dung, 15 Sept. 1992, Y.Z. Wang 9291 (TNM F0679).

 Habitat: Coprophilous. On dung of cow, horse, sheep, rabbit, raven, and partridge.



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


Y. Z. Wang

 Note: This species is characterized by the arrangement and shape of the ascospores. It is close to S. citrinus, but with smaller ascospores and a finer spore surface.