Brunneodinemasporium jonesii Y.Z. Lu, Jian K. Liu & K.D. Hyde, in Lu, Liu, Hyde, Bhat, Xiao, Tian, Wen, Boonmee & Kang, Mycosphere 7(9): 1326 (2016)
Saprobic on decaying wood in freshwater stream (Lu et al. 2016). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata dark brown to black, with a white to buff slimy conidial mass in center, solitary to gregarious, superficial, cupulate, setose. Conidiomatal wall composed of thick-walled, brown cells of textura angularis at base, become thick-walled, darker cells of textura porrecta towards periphery. Conidiomatal setae composed of two types: a) dark brown to black, conspicuous, subulate, unbranched, tapered towards the apex, thick- and smooth-walled (Fig. 50 b) pale brown to brown at base, become hyaline and obtuse at apex, inconspicuous, subcylindrical or irregular, straight or curved, unbranched, septa, smooth-walled (Fig. 50). Conidiophores formed from the innermost layers of basal stroma, hyaline, cylindrical, unbranched or branched, septate, smooth-walled. Conidiogenous cells 7–13 × 1–2.5 µm, hyaline, phialidic, lageniform to subcylindrical, integrated, determinate, smooth-walled, with moderate periclinal thickenings. Conidia 6–9.5 × 1.5–2 µm (x= 8 × 1.7 µm, n = 50), hyaline, fusiform, obtuse at apex, subtruncate at base, straight or curved, unicellular, smooth-walled, aguttulate or guttulate, with mucilaginous balls released at the conidial ends; connecting the conidia in short false chains. Chains of conidia arising from conidiogenous cells aggregated into a conspicuous slimy, dome-shaped mass.
Material examined: China, Guangxi Province, Fang Cheng Gang, on decaying wood in a freshwater stream, 15 May 2016, Yong-Zhong Lu, JHC17-1 (GZAAS 16–0062, holotype).
Brunneodinemasporium jonesii (GZAAS 16–0062, holotype). a, b Appearance of dark brown to black conidiomata on host surface. c Slide view of conidiomata. d, h, i, j Conidiomatal setae. e, f–g Basal stroma of conidioma bearing conidiophores and conidiogenous cells (stained by cotton blue). k–m Conidia (note conidia are connected by mucilaginous balls). Scale bars:c = 500 µm, d = 100 µm, e–g = 10 µm, h = 50 µm, i = 20 µm, j–m = 5 µm.
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