Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Pleosporales 
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 Scientific Name: Herpotrichia fusispora

Herpotrichia fusispora C. Y. Chen & W. H. Hsieh sp. nov. – Fig. 5.

 Description: Ascomata scattered or loosely gregarious, superficial on subiculum, compressed globose, 650–850 μm wide, 500–700 μm high, sparsely clothed with short, brown, thick-walled, unbranched hyphae, apex rounded, non-papillate, periphyses not seen. Peridium 50–90 μm thick, composed of 6–12 layers of inconspicuously scleroplectenchymatous, angular to strongly elongated cells, outer cell layers dark brown, becoming pale to yellowish brown towards inner layers, dark brown cell layers increasing and pale to yellowish brown cell layers decreasing towards the ostiolar region where merely dark brown cells are present. Asci ellipsoid, 120–160 × 13–15 μm, 8-spored, sessile or short-stalked. Pseudoparaphyses 1.5–2.5 μm wide. Ascospore narrowly fusiform, 36–48 × 5–8 μm, smooth, hyaline, usually 4–8-guttulate, overlapping, biseriate, with a median, constricted septum, mucilaginous sheath, if present, projecting at ends as appendages.

Taichung Hsien, Wuling, on dead wood, 16 Oct 2002, C. Y. Chen (TNM F15218, holotype).

 Habitat: On dead wood.



Chen, CY and Hsieh, WH. 2004b.


C. Y. Chen

 Note: The asci and ascospores in this species are strongly similar to those of H. macrotricha. However this species is distinct in having significantly larger ascomata with a rounded and non-discolored apex.