Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Scutisporus brunneus

Scutisporus brunneus K. Ando & Tubaki, Trans. Mycol. Soc. Japan 26: 151. 1985.

 Description: Colonies on oat meal agar growing slowly, 10-12 mm diameter in 14 days at 25°C, somewhat floccose, velutinous, greyish brown to dark olive or dark green when sporulating. Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed composed of branched, septate, smooth to roughened or verrucose, hyaline to subhyaline or pale brown, 0.6-2.0 μm wide hyphae. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, simple or branched, erect or flexuous, mostly lateral, rarely terminal, aseptate or septate, smooth or roughened, hyaline or subhyaline, 4.0-37.6 × 1.8-2.6 μm. Conidiogenous cells polyblastic, integrated, terminal, intercalary, cylindrical or sympodial proliferating, denticulate. Conidia solitary, dry, flattened, butterfly-shaped (with cross-septa, 4-cells, 4-appendages and a basal cell) olivaceous brown or olive, smooth, main body 9.6-12.8 × 9.6-16.0 μm, appendages subulate, smooth, long, slender, 8.0-27.2 μm long, 0.5-0.6 μm wide, hyaline or subhyaline; basal cell cuneiform or conical, truncate at the base, 2.4-5.2 × 2.0-3.0 μm. Setulae tapering to a point, smooth, brown paler towards the apex, 12.4-50.0 × 1.4-2.8 μm.

Taiwan, Chiayi City, Lantan, on a rotten stem, 25 Oct. 1996, Herb. CFC-4 (dried culture).

 Habitat: on a rotten leaf.

Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan.


Chen, JL and Lin, WS. 2000; Kuthubutheen, AJ. and Nawawi, A. 1994.


J. L. Chen

 Note: the conidial dimensions of the Taiwanese isolate are slightly wider than those from Malaysia and Japan. Moreover, the appendage length of the Malaysian isolate (up to 25 μm) and the Japanese isolate (up to 20μm) are somewhat shorter than the Taiwanese isolate (up to 27 μm) (Kuthubutheen and Nawawi, 1994; Matsushima, 1975).