Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Turturconchata reticulata

Turturconchata reticulata J.L. Chen et al., Mycol. Res. 103: 830-832. 1999.

 Description: Colonies growing restrictly on oat meal agar, 9-12 mm diam. In 36 d at 25°C in the dark, plane, dark grey to brownish grey (6-8F1-2); reverse middle grey to dark grey or brownish grey (6-8E-F1-2). Mycelium mostly immersed, composed of branched, septate, smooth, pale brown hyphae, 0.5-4 μm wide. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, single or clustered, simple or branched, flexuous, curved to spiral, septate, smooth, pale brown, 3-5 μm wide. Conidiogenous cells integrated, terminal or intercalary, indeterminate, filamentous, sometimes swollen. Conidia consisting of 19-58 cells, flattened dorsiventrally, horizontally borne, secession schizolytic, smooth, pale brownish or dull green to greyish brown or olive brown, pale brown at the margin; in surface view globose, subglobose, broadly ellipsoidal to rectangular, margin irregular, somewhat crenate, lateral view fusiform, muriform; thick-walled, 14-25 μm long, 13-23.5 μm wide, 5.5-9.5 μm thick; with a pale brown, eccentric, protuberate pedicel 1.5-3.5 × 3.5 μm.

Taiwan, Taipei Pref., Shansia, isolated from decaying stem of an herbaceous dictoyledon, 10 Aug. 1993, holotype PPH29 (dried culture).

 Habitat: from decaying stem of an herbaceous dictoyledon.



Chen, JL et al. 1999.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: A few genera of hyphomycetes have morphological and ontogenic characters which resemble those of Turturoconchata. These include Canalisporium Nawawi & Kuthub., Hermatomyces Speg., Mycoenterolobium Goos and Oncopodium Sacc. (Goos, 1970; Ellis, 1971, 1976; Nawawi & Kuthubutheen, 1989).