Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Nomuraea rileyi

Nomuraea rileyi (Farlow) Samson, Stud. Mycol. 6: 81. 1974; Rep. U.S. Comm. Agric.: 121. 1883.

 Description: Host covered by a thin white felt of hyphae, pulverulent, from which arise numerous com-pact conidiophores, producing a conidial mass, greenish white to pale green (30A2-3), sometimes with abundant sporulation, greyish green (25C6-7). Hyphae septate, smooth-walled, hyaline, 1.6-2.8 μm wide, occasionally branched. Conidiophores erect, septate, smooth-walled, 2.4-4.0 μm wide, forming dense clusters of short metulae beneath the septa, solitary or in whorls of 2-6, each bearing 2-6 compacted phialides around the stalk, or rising directly from the conidiophores, occasionally with short branches from the conidio-phores and forming conidiogenous structures. Metulae cylindrical, or swollen in the middle, ellipsoidal to subglobose, slightly narrowing towards the base, smooth-walled, 4.0-7.5 × 2.8-4.6 μm. Phialides usually subglobose to short cylindrical, or ampulliform with a globose base, 2.4-5.2 × 2.4-4.0 μm, with necks short or absent, smooth-walled, hyaline. Conidia in dry divergent chains, 2.8-4.8 × 2.0-3.0 μm, strongly ellipsoidal, smooth-walled, hyaline. Chlamydospores absent. Teleomorph not observed.

Taiwan, Changhwa County, Tatsuen, Taichung District Agricultural Improvement Station, on cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni Hubner, Lepidoptera, Dec 1985; on the same location, on larva of moth, Lepidoptera, Le.126, 13 Dec 1993; Taipei City, Nankang, on larva of imported cabbage worm, Pieris rapae crucivora Boisduval, Lepidop-tera, Le.140, 27 Dec 1994.

 Habitat: on cabbage looper, larva of moth and larva of imported cabbage worm.

Taiwan, Brazil, Israel.


Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: common recorded species.