Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Sordariales 
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 Scientific Name: Acanthonitschkea argentinensis

Herbarium specimens: Taiwan, Nantou, Sun-Moon-Lake, 15 Jan. 1991, NCHUPP-2274.

Acanththonitschkea argentinensis Speg., Anal. Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires 3:116 1908.

 Description: Ascomata black, globose to slightly turbinate with a broad base, seated on the sparse subiculum, collabent to become cupulate when dry. Setae on the ascomata, stiff, simple, up to 133 μm long identical with those on the subiculum. Peridium 27-39 μm thick, two-layered, the outer layer polygonal, brown, 5-7 layers of cells, and broader at base, the inner layer flattened, hyaline consisting of 2-3 layers of cells, with Munk pores. At the apex of the centrum is a dome-like Quellkörper consisting of large, oblong, hyaline mucilaginous cells. Asci narrowly clavate, with a long stalk, up to 18 μm long, 8-spored, 22-31 × 3-6 μm with indistinct paraphyses. Ascospores strongly allantoid, hyaline, 0-1 septate, 4-9 × 2 μm.

Taiwan, Nantou, Sun-Moon-Lake, 15 Jan. 1991, NCHUPP-2274.

 Habitat: On indet. wood.

Argentina, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Taiwan.


Chen, CY and siehk, WH. 1994.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: This is a very common species which is restricted to dry places at low altitude. Nannfeldt (1975) has a brief description of this species.