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

Nomuraea viridulus Tzean et al., Mycologia 84: 781. 1992.

 Description: Host covered by mycelium, initially white, floccose, turning vivid blue (22A8) to light green (27D-E4-5), velutinous, in age greyish green to dull green (26D-E4-5, 27D-E4-6) with heavy sporulation. Synnemata absent. Mycelium white, composed of branched, septate, smooth-walled, hyaline hyphae, 2.5-3.8 μm wide. Conidiophores ascending from hyphae, septate, straight or sinuous, finely roughened to roughened, hyaline, up to 210 μm in length, 3.1-5 μm wide, bearing divergent, terminal, verticillate metulae or phialides, along the whole length of the conidiophores at random, or with irregularly subterminal lateral or lower levels metulae, one to two or in whorl arising near septa, Metulae broadly clavate, or cylindrical, 11.7-31.6 × 2.6-3.8 μm. Phialides appressed four to twelve per metulae, or occasionally sessile and solitary borne directly on the conidiophores, ovalcylindrical, ellipsoidal, neck absent or barely visible, 5.3-9.2 × 3.3-4.6 μm. Conidia catenulate, nonseptate, smooth-walled, cylindrical, ellipsoidal, usually slightly curved or allantoid, sometimes apiculate, greyish yellow, in mass dull greyish green to dark green, 14.4-19.4 × 3.8-4.4 μm. Chlamydospores absent. Under scanning electron microscopy, phialides and conidia usually covered with a layer of mucilage.

Taiwan, Taipei County, Hsintien City, on cicada, Cryptotympana facialis, Homoptera, Ho.44, 22 Jun. 1989; Keelung City, Paoming temple, on cicada, C. fa-cialis, Homoptera, Ho.176, 6 Jul. 1991.

 Habitat: on cicada.



Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: new species.