Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Pseudocercospora basellae

Pseudocercospora basellae Goh & Hsieh, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 30: 124-125. 1989.

 Description: Leaf spots orbicular, 1-5 mm in diameter, grey or bleached at the center with dark purplish red margin, mostly occur at the leaf margin. Fruiting amphigenous, visible as minute black pustules (i.e. the dense turfs of conidiophores) on the bleached center. Secondary mycelium external, hyphae very pale olivaceous, up to 2.5 μm wide, arising from the fasciculate conidiophores, bearing secondary conidiophores laterally. Stromata well developed, 50-120 μm wide, dark olivaceous brown, bearing numerous conidiophores. Conidiophores densely fasciculate, very pale olivaceous to pale olivaceous brown, 0-3 septate with slight constriction, sometimes branched, irregular in width, straight to sinuous, slightly geniculate, rounded at the apex, 10-50 × 2-5 μm; conidial scars unthickened and inconspicuous. Conidia narrowly obclavate to filiform, very pale olivaceous, straight to mildly curved, indistinctly 3-9 septate, sometimes produce secondary conidia at some of the cells, subacute at the apex, obconic or obconically truncate at the base, 30-120 × 1.8-3 μm, hilum unthickened.

Taiwan, Taichung Hsien, Tungshih, 2 Dec. 1987, holotype NCHUPP-242.

 Habitat: On leaves of Basella rubra L.



Goh, TK and Hsieh, WH. 1989.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: There are no other Pseudocercospora or Cercospora-like fungi reported on Basella spp. and in the family Basellaceae.