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Ajrekarella polychaetriae

Ajrekarella polychaetriae Kamat & Kalani, Mycopath. Mycol. appl. 24: 300 (1964)

Facesoffungi number: FoF 07102

Saprobic on dead stems of Jasminum calophyllum (Oleaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 550760 µm diam., 220380 µm high, brown to dark brown, pycnidial, mostly solitary, occasionally gregarious, immersed to semi-immersed, oval to subglobose, unilocular, thick-walled, glabrous, ostiolate. Ostiole 165390 × 130320 µm, conical to triangular, single, centrally located. Conidiomatal setae pale brown to dark brown, lining the area of dehiscence, unbranched, septate at base, straight or curved, smooth and thick-walled, tapered to acute apices. Conidiomata wall 1050 µm wide, composed of thick-walled, hyaline to brown cells of textura angularis. Conidiophores hyaline, septate, irregularly branched, arising from the inner layer cells of conidiomata. Conidiogenous cells 920 × 24 µm, hyaline, enteroblastic, annellidic, cylindrical to subcylindrical, with up to 4 annellations. Conidia 1217 × 46 µm (mean = 14 × 4.8 µm; n = 30), hyaline, fusiform to broadly naviculate, narrowed and truncated at the base, acute at the apex, aseptate, guttulate, bearing tubular, filiform, flexuous appendages (1324 µm long) at both ends, apical appendage mostly 1, occasionally 2, unbranched, arising from the top of the conidia, basal appendages 25, unbranched or rarely forked.

Material examined: India, Poona, on the stems of Jasminum calophyllum (Oleaceae), I.K. Kalani, February 1961 (IMI 101970, holotype).

Notes: The conidiomatal setae presented in the original description (Sutton 1967a, 1980), but not observed in the present study.