Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Akanthomyces ovalongatus

Akanthomyces ovalongatus Hsieh et al., Mycologia 89: 321. 1997.

 Description: Spider host covered by powdery white to orange white (5A2) mycelium. Synnemata erect, arising from all parts of the host, numerous, simple or occasionally branched, white to greyish orange (5-6B3), 2.2-9.0 mm long, 112-520 μm wide. Hyphae of synnema hyaline, septate, branched, (2.3-)2.5-3.7(-4.2) μm wide. Conidiogenous cells phialidic, either arising from the mycelium, and solitary or loosely compacted into a layer, or arising from synnemata and scattered to crowded over the length of the synnema. Phialides consisting of a globose to subglobose, cylindrical or ellipsoidal basal part, 6.0-8.7 × 4.0-6.4 μm, constricted almost abruptly to a narrow neck, 1.4-3.2 μm long, 0.8-1.8 μm wide, smooth-walled. Conidia in short chains, ellipsoidal, obovate to oblong, 6.0-10.3 × 2.4-4.4 μm, sometimes apiculate at one end, one-celled, hyaline, smooth. Teleomorph not observed.

Taiwan, Taipei City, Yangmingshan National Park, on spider, Arachnida, Ar.113, 2 Aug 1995. L. S. Hsieh.

 Habitat: on spider, Arachnida.



Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: new species, recorded from Taiwan.