Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Pseudospiropes bambusicolum

Pseudospiropes bambusicolum [Sawada ex] Goh & Hsieh, Cercospora and similar fungi from Taiwan. Maw Chang Book Company, Taipei, Taiwan: 147-149. 1990.

 Description: Leaf spots hypophyllous, suborbicular to elliptic, 2-8 × 1-3 mm, dark brown to black. Fruit-ing hypophyllous, densely floccose. Secondary mycelium absent. Stromata consist of a few large brown cells, irregular. Conidiophores solitary or up to 12 in a fascicle, yellowish brown, paler at the apex, swollen at the base, cylindrical or attenuated towards the apex, not branched, 0-3 septate, sometimes slightly constricted at the septa, 20-45 × 4.5-7 μm; conid-ial scars visible. Conidia pale yellowish to pale brown, broadly obclavate, straight to curved, 1-4 septate, sometimes constricted at the septa, not verruculose, subobtuse at the apex, ob-conic at the base, 20-50 × 5-7 μm, hilum sometimes slightly protruding, slightly thickened, 1-1.5 μm wide.

Taiwan, Taipei, 6 March, 1913, holotype in Herb. NTU-PPE

 Habitat: On leaves of Bambusa sp.



Sawada, K. 1944.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: This fungus is rather unsuitable to be placed in the genus Cercosporidium because its stromata, conidiophores and conidial scars are distinct from those of the true Cercosporid-ium.