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Eriosporella calami

Eriosporella calami (Niessl) Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 125(1-2): 109 (1916)


Saprobic on leaves of Calamus sp. (Arecaceae). Sexual morph: see (Nag Raj 1993). Asexual morph: Conidiomata 550–700 µm diam., 70–200 µm high, straw-coloured, acervular, amphigenous but predominantly epiphyllous, solitary to gregarious, rounded to oval or square to irregular in outline, unilocular, thick-walled, glabrous. Conidiomatal wall 10–30 μm wide, composed of thin-walled, hyaline cells of textura angularis mixed with host cells. Conidiophores arising all around the cavity of the conidiomata, hyaline, septate, branched or unbranched, smooth-walled, invested in a thin layer of mucus. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, narrowly conical, ampulliform or lageniform, discrete or integrated, smooth-walled. Conidia hyaline, tetraradiate; main axis 6–10 × 1.5–3 µm ( x = 8.5 × 2 µm; n = 30), cylindrical to obconical, with a truncate base bearing minute marginal frills, aseptate or 1-septate, smooth-walled, most often drawn out into a narrow, tubular appendage up to 3 μm long; arms three, 32–79 × 1–2.4 µm (x = 55 × 1.8 µm; n = 30), inserted at the apex of the main axis and separated from it by septa, divergent, broader at base and attenuated towards the apex, flexuous, unequal, septate, guttulate, smooth-walled; central arm 5–7-septate and the other arms 2–4-septate.


Material examined: India, Calcutta, on leaves of Calamus sp. (Arecaceae), S. Kurz (DAOM 745784, lectoisotype).


Eriosporella calami (DAOM 745784, lectoisotype) a, b Herbarium specimen. c–e Appearance of straw-coloured conidiomata on host. f Vertical section of conidioma. g–i Section of peridium. j–m Conidia (j–l on PDA). Scale bars c = 1000 µm, d–e = 200 µm, fg = 100 µm, h = 50 µm, i–m = 20 µm.




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