Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Dactylaria lunata

Dactylaria lunata Tzean & Chen, Mycol. Res. 95:1000-1004. 1991.

 Description: Colonies on OMA (Oat Meal Agar) at 25°C, restricted, reaching 1.5-2.0 cm diam. In 31d, plane, white to greyish yellow, greyish orange, or pale brown, reverse colourless to pale brown or greyish yellow. Mycelium inconspicuous, immersed, composed of smooth, hyaline to brownish, branched, septate hyphae 0.8-2.7 μm wide. Conidiophores macronematous, erect, simple or irregularly branched, straight or flexuous, smooth, hyaline, up to 57.0 μm long, 2.5-3.3 μm wide. Conidiogenous cells integrated, pleurogenous or acrogenous, sympodial, with short cylindrical denticles, up to 1.7 × 0.8 μm. Conidia holoblastic, secession schizolytic, allantoid, crescentic, slightly curved or curved, smooth, hyaline, 1-septate, containing (2)4-7(9) distinct oil droplets, base with minute hilum, 10.6-18.7 × 2.3-3.3 μm.

Taiwan, Taitung, Tsuben forestry recreation area, on fallen, decaying stem, 30 Mar. 1988, holotype PPH10 (dried culture), Isotypes in herb. IMI 343778, U.K.

 Habitat: on fallen, decaying stem



Tzean, SS and Chen, JL. 1991.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: D. lunata has 1-septate, allantoid, crescentic conidia, somewhat similar to D. curvi-clavata Mats., but in the latter conidia appear fatter, conidiophores thinner, with many septa, tapered toward the apex and also pale brown at the base (Matsushima, 1983).