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Comatospora suttonii

Comatospora suttonii Piroz. & Shoemaker, Can. J. Bot. 49: 539 (1971)



Saprobic on twigs and leaf scars of withered branches of Picea mariana (Pinaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 200–300 µm diam., 70150 µm high, black, pycnidial, solitary to gregarious, superficial, hemispherical or pyriform, unilocular, glabrous, opening by an ill-defined pore or papillate, ostiolate. Ostiole oval or circular, centric or eccentric. Conidiomata wall 3050 µm wide, composed of thick-walled, progressively dark brown to hyaline cells of textura angularis from outer layers to inner layers. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells 1020 × 47 µm, enteroblastic, annelledic, hyaline, cylindrical, clavate or ampulliform, thin-walled and smooth, percurrently proliferating upward several times and producing new conidia at higher level each time. Conidia 7–17 × 47 µm (x= 11 × 5 µm; n = 30), hyaline, ellipsoid to ovoid, rounded and broad at apex, narrowed and slightly truncate at base, 1-septate, smooth-walled, and occasionally slightly constricted at septum, guttulate, bearing up to 8, filiform, flexuous, apical appendages.


Material examined: Canada, British Columbia, Victoria, Vancouver Island, Old Fort, on twigs and leaf scars of withered branches of Picea mariana (Pinaceae), J.S. Monts, 8 June 1967 (DAOM 129701, holotype).


Comatospora suttonii (DAOM 129701, holotype) a–c Herbarium specimen. d–g Appearance of black conidiomata on the host. h–i Vertical section of conidiomata. j Section of peridium. k–n Conidiogenous cells and developing conidia (arrows show annellations). o–s Conidia. Scale bars d–e = 500 µm, f–g = 200 µm, h–i = 100 µm, j = 20 µm, k–s = 10 µm.





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