Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Xylariales 
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 Scientific Name: Linocarpon smilacis

Linocarpon smilacis W. H. Hsieh et al., Mycol. Res. 102: 228. 1998.

 Description: Ascomata 300-350 μm wide, 300-400 μm high, black, immersed, subepidermal, solitary in a sparsely developed stromata, subglobose, clypeate, ostiole central, shortly papillate, erumpent with periphyses. Peridium 12-20 μm wide, composed of dark brown to black, 3-6-layers of pseudoparenchymatous cells fusing above with the clypeus. Paraphyses 2-5 μm wide, hyaline, filiform, unbranched, sparingly septate, mucose. Asci 150-160 × 7-10 μm, cylindrical, unitunicate, pedicellate, eight-spored, apex rounded, with a small non-amyloid apical ring. Ascospores 120-130 × 2.0-2.5 μm, filiform, hyaline, straight to curved, guttulate, fasciculate, ends rounded or apical end rounded and basal end slightly attenuated.

Taiwan, Taitung Hsien, Taitung, holotype IMI(371166) and isotype NCHUPP-2421.

 Habitat: Saprobic on twigs of Smilax sp.



Hyde, KD. 1992; Hyde, KD. 1997.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: Twenty-three species of Linocarpon Syd. & P. Syd., mostly on palms are now recognized (Hyde, 1992, 1997; Barr, 1993). This species has 124-140 × 2.5-3.0 μm ascospores but the ascospores in this species are C-shaped or sigmoid with mucilage in one end and have refringent septum-like bands.