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Calocline Syd., Annls mycol. 37(4/5): 417 (1939)

Ascomycota, genera incertae sedis


Parasitic on Chusquea serrulata (Poaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata dark brown, loosely aggregated into a linear row between veins, pycnidial, immersed to superficial, ampulliform, unilocular, glabrous. Ostiole circular, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall composed of thick-walled, very pale brown to hyaline cells of textura angularis. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, enteroblastic, phialidic, doliiform to lageniform, determinate, smooth-walled, with periclinal thickening at collarette zone. Conidia hyaline, oval to cylindrical, unicelullar, smooth-walled (Sutton 1980, Morgan-Jones 1977).


Type species: Calocline chusqueae Syd., Annls mycol. 37(4/5): 417 (1939)


Notes: Calocline is a monotypic genus. Calocline chusqueae has been reported as a pathogen on leaves of Chusquea serrulata (‎Poaceae), causing lenticular lesions (Sutton 1980). This genus shares a similar form of conidiomata, conidiogenous cells and conidia with Phoma. Calocline and Phoma are probably congeneric. However, Phoma is a polyphyletic genus; no molecular data is available for Calocline. Therefore fresh collections of type species are needed to clarify the taxonomy of Calocline.

Distribution: Ecuador (Sutton 1980).



Calocline chusqueae (redrawn from Sutton 1980) a Vertical section of conidioma. b Conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. c Conidia.




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