Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Spegazzinia deightonii

Spegazzinia deightonii (Hughes) Subramenian, J. Indian bot. Soc. 35: 76-78. 1956.

 Description: Colonies diameter on Oat Meal Agar larger than 70 mm in 31 days at 25°C, effuse, plane to more or less floccose, subhyaline to pale yellow white, with clustered, black conidia scattered; reverse yellowish grey to orange grey. Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed, composed of branched, septate, smooth to roughened, subhyaline to pale brown, often anastomosed, 0.8-5.4 μm wide hyphae. Conidiophores basauxic, macronematous, mononematous, arising from conidiophore mother cells, with two kinds: a)long, singe, tapering, straight to flexuous or sinuous, finely roughened to verrucose, thick-walled, brown to dark brown or dark blackish brown, thinner and paler towards the base, 32.0-129.6 × 3.4-5.2 μm, b) short, finely roughened to verrucose, 1.6-4.0 × 3.2-4.7 μm; conidiophore mother cells U-form, smooth to verrucose, subhyaline to brown, 4.8-12.0 × 3.4-5.2 μm. Conidia present two kinds: a conidia usually 8-cells, with conspicuous spines scattered, brown to dark brown 26.4-39.6 μm wide (including spines); b conidia 8-cells, ellipsoidal, flattened in one plane, muriform, often with verrucose to tuberculate or spinose scattered, dark brown or olivaceous brown, 19.2-29.6 × 15.2-24.0 μm, 8.0-10.4 μm thick.

Taiwan, Taipei Hsien, on air, 14 May 1993, TNTU 1121.

 Habitat: on air.

Cuba, Ghana, New Guinea, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, Taiwan.


Chen, JL and Tzean, SS. 2000.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

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