Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Botryosporium pulchrum

Botryosporium pulchrum Corda, Sturm's Deutschl. Fl. 3:9. 1831..

 Description: Colonies diameter on V8 Juice Agar 64 mm in 45 days 25°C, effuse, floccose, white; reverse white to yellowish white. Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed, composed of brachched, septate, hyaline to subhyaline, smooth, 2.4-7.5 μm wide hyphae. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, simple, erect, septate, smooth or near so, hyaline, up to 1468.0 μm long, 7.5-14.2 μm wide; lateral stalks often swollen on the apex, with several lobes vesicles. Conidiogenous cells polyblastic. Conidia numerous, produced from the lobes vesicle, ellipsoidal, fusiform, subglobose, with a small hilum at the base, hyaline, roughened, 3.7-10.0 × 3.0-5.3 μm.

Taiwan, Chiayi City, on a decaying leaf of sugar, 2 Nov. 1986. TNTU 625. leg. J.L. Chen.

 Habitat: on a decaying leaf of sugar

Taiwan, China, Australia, U.S.A..


Barron, 1968; Subramanian, 1971.


J. L. Chen and S. S. Tzean

 Note: This species is distinguished by its white, floccose colonies, simple, erect, longer conidiogenous cells and ellipsoidal, fusiform, hyaline conidia.