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

Curvularia tuberculata Jain, Trans Br. mycol. Soc. 45:539. 1962..

 Description: Colonies diameter on Oat Meal Agar larger than 90 mm in 55 days at 25°C, effuse, dark brown to black; reverse black. Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed, composed of branched, septate, smooth to verrucose, hyaline to pale brown or brown, 1.1-6.8 μm wide hyphae. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, simple or rarely branched, flexuous, septate, smooth to verrucose, pale brown to brown, 14.0-142.0 X 3.2-7.2. Conidiogenous cells polytretic, terminal or intercalary, sympodial. Conidia ellipsoidal, 2-4-septate, subhyaline to pale brown at the both end cells, intermediate cell, brown, conspicously warted-walled, 18.0-37.0 X 8.0-16.0 μm.

Taiwan, Penghu Pref., on a herbaceous twig, 21 Nov. 1990. TNTU 873. leg. J.L. Chen.

 Habitat: on a herbaceous twig

Taiwan, India, U.S.A., Pakistan, Tanzania.


Ellis, 1966; Sivanesan, 1987.


J. L. Chen and S. S. Tzean

 Note: This species is easily distinguished by producing huge, ellipsoidal, septate, brown conidia with conspicuously wart scattered the surface.