Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Xylariales 
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 Scientific Name: Amphisphaeria saccharicola

Amphisphaeria saccharicola Sivan., Trans. Br. Mycol. Soc., 65: 397. 1975.

 Description: Ascomata immersed, solitary, globose, 585-764 μm in diam., with a papillate ostiole, with a distinct clypeus. Peridium 18-25 μm wide, composed of 8-15 layers of dark brown, flattened cells, on the otside sometimes with loosely interwoven hyphae mixed with host tissue. Asci arsing from the base e well as from the sides of the centrum, cylindrical, unitunicate, 8-spored, 152-189 × 9-10 μm, with ayloid ring, 4 μm wide and 2 μm high. Paraphyses numerous, hyaline, septatew. Ascospores uniseriate, brown, elliptical, straight or slightly curved, longitudinally striated, surrounded by mucilaginous sheath, 1-septate in the middle, and constricted at the septum, 21-30 × 8-9 μm.

Taiwan, Yilan,Ssuyuanakou, 17 July, 1991, NCHUPP-2270.

 Habitat: On Miscanthus sp. and on bamboo.

West Indies, Taiwan.


Sivanesan, A and Hsieh. WH. 1989


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: This species has been reported from West Indies (Sivanesan, 1975) on Saccharum, and in Taiwan on Miscanthus and Arundo (Sivanesan & Hsieh, 1989). Bamboo is a new host for this species. Ascomata in bamboo have no interwoven hyphae surrounded.