Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Pestalotiopsis adusta

Pestalotiopsis adusta (Ellis & Everh.) Steyaert, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 36(2): 82 1953.

 Description: Colonies growing fast on Potato Dextrose Agar at 25℃, floccose, effuse, white, reverse white to cream white. Mycelium superficial, composed of branched, septate, smooth, and hyaline to light brown hyphae, 2.5 – 5 μm wide. Sporodochia present. Conidiophores phialidic, ampulliform. Conidia 5-celled, oblong to fusiform or cylindrical, intermediate cell brown to olivaceous, middle cells darker brown or olivaceous, lager in size, slightly constricted at septa, 19 – 23 × 5.5 – 6.7 μm, conic cell bearing a crest of 2 – 3 setulae, 10.6 – 13.9 μm, erected or divergent at right angle, basal cell obtuse, bearing solitary pedicel, 1.5 – 3 μm.

Taiwan, Green Island, Taitung County, on a decaying leaf, Aug. 2008.

 Habitat: decaying leaf

Green Island, Taitung, Taiwan.


Steyaert, R. L., 1953.


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

 Note: The Pestalotiopsis genus is characterized by stromatic sporulating apparatus in natural habitat, however, producing sporodochia in culture. Also, the 5-celled cylindrical obtuse conidia apex were ornamented with short, flexible appendages, and basal cell with a single pedicel. Our isolate no matter in spore size , shape, length and number of setulae are comply with the described P. adusta and considered to be conspecific.