Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Phyllachorales 
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 Scientific Name: Phyllachora repens

Phyllachora repens (Corda) Sacc., Syll. Fung., 2: 597. 1883.

Basionym: Sphaeria repens Corda, Icon. Fung. 4:42. 1840.

 Description: Leaf spots amphigenous, black, often developing along leaf veins. Stromata subcuticuar, cushion-like, multiloculate, upper part with melanized cells, 31-70 μm thick, lower part composed of pale brown cells. Perithecia dimidiate to strongly depressed globose, 167-273 μm high including the clypeus, 273-402 μm broad, inconspicuously ostiolate with numerous periphyses. Peidium 15.6-31 μm thick at sides, composed of several rows of pale brown pseudoparenchymatous cells which become hyaline at base, strongly compressed, often mixed with black stromatic tissue at upper part. Paraphyses filiform, hyaline, septate, 2.4-4 μm wide. Asci 64-103 × 16-21 μm, unitunicate, basal and peripheral, broadly cylindric, short stalked, with thickened obtuse apex, 8-spored. Ascospores 12-15 × 5.5-8.7 μm, ovate to ellipsoid of subglobose, both ends obtuse, often biseriate inside ascus, hyline, smooth, aseptate, surrounded by a thick gelatinous sheath.

Taiwan, Taichung, Oct. 1999, NCHUPP-2577.

 Habitat: On living leaves of Ficus religiosa L.

India, Taiwan.


Kamat, MN et al. 1978; Wang, CL. 2000.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: The species commonly occurs on Ficus religiosa in India (Kamat et al. 1978) and is a new record for Taiwan. The fungus found in Taiwan has a spermatial state with spermatia filiform, narrow and 21-28 × 0.7 μm.