Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
 BCRC Number NO BCRC Number!  
 Scientific Name: Aschersonia basicystis

Aschersonia basicystis Berk. & Curtis, Jour. Linn. Soc. 10: 352. 1869.

Aschersonia basicystis Berk. Z. M. A. Curtis Journ, Linn. Soc. 10:352. 1867.

 Description: Stromata hemispherical to stud-shaped, sometimes pulvinate, 0.8-2.5 mm in diam., about 1.0 mm high, white to yellowish white (3A2) when fresh, becoming orange white, pale or-ange, light orange (5A2-4), sometimes greyish orange (5B3), brownish orange (5C3) to brown (7E5-6) in age, base surrounded by dense weft of mycelium, orange white (5A2), 0.3-1.0 mm in diam., often more or less covered by a copious mass of extruded pycnidiospores, light yellow (2A4-5) to deep yellow (4A8). Pycnidia flask-shaped, subglobose to ovoid, 140-440 × 100-400 μm, aggregated or scattered, ostiole wide. Conidiophores phialidic, mono-, biverticillate, or irregular, bearing whorls of 2-4 phialides. Phialides cylindrical, slightly curved, 7.5-15.7 × 1.6-2.5 μm, paraphyses absent. Pycnidiospores fusoid, both ends abruptly tapering, acerose, guttulate, one-celled, hyaline, (9.5-)12.7-16.7(-19.1) × 2.4-3.6 μm.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung County, Liukuei, Shanping, on scale insects (Coccoidea) or whiteflies (Aleyrodidae), Homoptera, Ho.166, 5 Feb 1991.

 Habitat: on scale insects (Coccoidea) or whiteflies (Aleyrodidae), Homoptera.

Taiwan, Venezuela, Caribbean.


Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: newly recorded species.