Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Curvularia oryzae

Curvularia oryzae Bugnic., Catalogue des Cryptogames: 54 1959.

 Description: Colonies grow slightly fast on Potato Dextrose Agar at 25℃, effuse or velvety, dark brown to dark grayish-olivaceous, reverse dark grayish-green to dark greenish-olivaceous. Mycelium partly immersed, composed of branched, septate, thick-walled, finely rough, light brown hyphae, 4 - 5 μm in wide. Conidiophore erect, brown to light brown, smooth, thick-walled, sometimes slightly swollen in middle or at tip, geniculate with conspicuous scars, 93 - 400 × 4 - 5.9 μm. Conidia sympodial, brown to dark olivaceous, ovoid or pyriform, smooth to finely rough, thick-walled, 3-septate, 2nd cell larger and darker colored, with conspicuous scars at obtuse cell, 31 - 37 × 20.6 - 27 μm.

Taiwan, Lanyu Island, Taitung County, on a decaying leaf and stem, Feb. 2009.

 Habitat: On decaying leaf and stem

Lanyu Island, Taitung, Taiwan.


K. Hara, 1959.


S. S. Tzean and T. W. Huang.

 Note: The C. oryzae isolated from decaying leaf and stem was characterized with erect, somewhat curved, geniculate, pigmented conidiophore, bearing 4-celled pyriform, brown conidia, with secondary cell distinctly larger and darker olivaceous.