Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Xylariales 
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 Scientific Name: Saccardoella miscanthi

Saccardoella miscanthi W. Hsieh et al., Mycol. Res. 101(8): 906-907. 1997.

 Description: Ascomata 340-500 μm wide, 468-546 μm high, immersed, scattered or grouped, globose to subglobose, with a short, cylidrical, erumpent oblique ostiolate neck. There is a small clypeus formed by the blackened epidermis around the neck. Ostiole periphysate. Peridium 35-48 μm thick, composed of dark brown, angular to compressed cells on the outside, internally of hyaline cells, extending merely at the lower half of the ascoma, thickest at the base, attenuating toward the lateral sides. Asci 185-250 × 4-6 μm pedicel 17-26 μm, numerous, unitunicate, narrowly cylindrical, 8-spored with an indistinct long amyloid apical ring. Paraphyses up to 2 μm wide, numerous, hyaline, septate. Ascospores 38-50 × 3.5-4.5 μm, uniseriate, fusiform, pointed at ends, hyaline, with a mucilaginous sheath, 9-15-septate with one cell near the middle sometimes becoming slightly swollen.

Taiwan, Taoyuan Hsien, Lalashan, 20 Oct. 1994, holotype IMI 369595 and isotype NCHUPP-2380

 Habitat: On dead stems of Miscanthus floridulus Warb.ex K. Schum. & Lauterb.



Barr, ME. 1994; Hyde, KD. 1992.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: Petrak (1962) amended the generic description and recognized four species in Saccardoella Speg. Riedl (1967) added one more species and a further three species were described on mangrove by Hyde(1992). Mathiassen (1993) described a new species and concluded that the three species, S. berberidis Eliasson, S. canadensis Ellis & Everh. and S. transsylvanica (Rehm) Berl. are inseparable from one another and represent a single taxon. Barr (1994) described two more species including one new combination.