Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Corynespora cassiicola

Corynespora cassiicola Berk. & Curt. Wei, Mycol. Pap., 34:5. 1950..

 Description: Colonies effuse, brownish grey, hairy. Mycelium immersed (on V8 Jucie Agar: Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed, composed of branched, sepate, smooth to verruculose, subhyaline to brown, 1.6-8.8 μm wide hyphae). Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, single or crowded, simple, straight or flexuous, septate, smooth or finely roughened, pale brown to brown or dark brown, 86.0-182.0 × 8.4-11.0 μm, often cylindrical proliferations and swollen up to 15.0 μm wide at the base. Conidiogenous cells monotretic, integrated, percurrent. Conidia brone in chains or solitary, obclavate, occasinoally cylindrical, mostly curved, rarely straight, (5)8-19 pseudosepta, smooth, subhyaline to pale brown, often middle brown and with a dark brown scar up to 5.0-9.0 μm wide at the base, 72.0-210.0 × 14.0-20.0 μm.

Taiwan, Penghu Prof., on rotten leaves of Phaseolus vulgaris L., 21 July 1993. TNTU 1112. leg. J.L. Chen.

 Habitat: on rotten leaves of Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Taiwan, Asia, America, Australia, Venezuela, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Argentina, Barbados, Cuba, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Mexico.


Ellis, 1971; Wei, 1950.


J. L. Chen and S. S. Tzean

 Note: This is a wide distribution species. It is recognized by monotretic conidiogeous cells and obclavate, pale brown conidia with conspicuously pseudosepta.