Cornutispora limaciformis Piroz., Mycologia 65(4): 763 (1973)
Facesoffungi number: FoF 07176
Fungicolous on apothecia of discomycetes. Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata black, stromatic, pycnidial, solitary to gregarious or often confluent, deeply immersed, then becoming partly erumpent through the outer layers of the excipulum, mostly multi-locular, occasionally unilocular, glabrous, with locule 100–200 µm diam., 100–200 µm high, ovoid to subglobose, thick-walled, ostiolate. Ostiole single, cylindrical to irregular, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall 15–100 µm wide, composed of thick-walled, dark brown to black cells of textura angularis at upper zone, and relatively thick-walled, brown to hyaline cells of textura intricata gradually merging with textura angularis at lateral and basal zone. Conidiophores arising from the innermost layer cells of conidiomata, hyaline, branched, septate, smooth-walled. Conidiogenous cells 6–15 × 1–3 µm, hyaline, cylindrical, discrete or integrated, indeterminate. Conidium body 10–27 × 3–5 µm (x = 16 × 4 µm; n = 30), hyaline, subcylindrical to naviculate or narrow cuneiform with a small attachment scar, straight or slightly curved, aseptate, bearing appendages at both ends and middle of the conidial body; apical appendages 5–11 × 0.7–2, 1 or 2, mostly divergent, sometimes single, unbranched, basal appendage 4–11 × 0.7–1.6, single, mostly unbranched, occasionally divergent at middle part, eccentric.
Material examined: Canada, Ontario, Lake Simcoe District, Midhurst Nursery, on apothecia of Therrya fuckelii (Rhytismataceae), on branches of Pinus resinosa (Pinaceae), 27 May 1971, R.L. Bowser & P.E. Buchan (DAOM 138360, holotype); (IMI 164414a, isotype).
Cornutispora limaciformis (DAOM 138360, holotype) a, b Herbarium specimen. c, d Appearance of black conidiomata on the host. e–h Vertical sections of conidiomata. i, j Section of peridium. k, l Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. m–t Conidia. Scale bars c = 1000 µm, d = 500 µm, e–f = 500 µm, g–h = 200 µm, i–l = 20 µm, m–t = 10 µm.
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