Brycekendrickia indica Nag Raj, Can. J. Bot. 51(7): 1337 (1973)
Saprobic on fallen and decaying leaves of Bambusa sp. (Poaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 250–300 µm diam., 350–450 µm high, pale brown to brown, stromatic, pycnidial, mostly epiphyllous, solitary to gregarious or often confluent, initially immersed, then becoming partly erumpent, globose to subglobose, unilocular or multilocular, glabrous, ostiolate. Ostiole 100–200 × 100–200 µm, single, funneled to flabellate, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall 10–40 µm thick, composed of pale brown to brown, thick-walled cells of textura angularis in the outer layers, and hyaline, thin-walled cells of textura prismatica in the inner layers. Conidiophores arising all around the cavity of the conidiomata, hyaline, branched, septate, invested in a thin, non-persistent mucus. Conidiogenous cells 6–10 × 1–3 µm, hyaline, enteroblastic, phialidic, subcylindrical to obclavate, discrete or integrated, smooth. Conidia 10–14 × 1.5–3 µm (x= 12 × 2 µm; n = 30), hyaline, navicular with an obtuse apex and a narrow truncate base, aseptate, slightly curved, eguttulate, smooth-walled, bearing hyaline, branched, filiform, flexuous appendage at both ends (6 × 16 µm long).
Material examined: India, Bangalore, Lalbagh Gardens, on fallen and decaying leaves of Bambusa sp. (Poaceae), T.R. Nag Raj, 30 October 1970 (DAOM 139472(a), holotype); ibid., culture on PDA, 30 October 1970 – 30 November 1970 (DAOM 139472(b); ibid., culture on sterilized sugarcane leaf, 5 December 1970 – 21 December 1970 (DAOM 139472(c), type); ibid. on leaves of Bambusa sp., 3 November 1970, T.R. Nag Raj (DAOM 215548).
Brycekendrickia indica (DAOM 139472(c), ex-type) a–b Herbarium specimen. c, d Appearance of pale brown to brown conidiomata on sterilized sugarcane leaves. e, f, g Vertical sections of conidiomata. h Ostiole. i–k Section of peridium. l–m Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. n–q Conidia in 10% KOH and stained by India ink. Scale bars c = 500 µm, d = 200 µm, e–g = 100 µm, h = 50 µm, i, k–m = 10 µm, j = 20 µm, n–q = 5 µm.
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