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Giulia tenuis

Giulia tenuis (Sacc.) Tassi ex Sacc. & D. Sacc., Syll. fung. 18: 435 (1906) 

Saprobic on dead stems of Lepidium graminifolium. Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 150250 diam., 150200 µm high, dark brown to black, pycnidial, solitary to gregarious, subepidermal in origin, deeply immersed, ellipsoid, with a globose to subglobose venter and a lateral, elongated, curved neck, unilocular, glabrous, thick-walled, ostiolate. Ostiole 100140 × 3070 µm, single, subcylindrical, laterally located. Conidiomatal wall 2040 µm wide, composed of thick-walled, dark brown to pale brown cells of textura angularis in the outer layers, and thick-walled, hyaline cells of textura primatica in the inner layers. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, phialidic, ampulliform to conical, smooth-walled. Conidia 11–24 × 48 µm ( = 18 × 5 µm; n = 30), hyaline, cylindrical, rounded at apex, blunt and truncate at base, straight or slightly curved, aseptate, smooth-walled, bearing 3–7 flexuous, unbranched, tubular, apical appendage (1020 µm long).


Material examined: Italy, Padua, on dead stems of Lepidium graminifolium (Brassicaceae), September 1879, P.A. Saccardo (DAOM 130457, ex-type slides).


Giulia tenuis (DAOM 130457, ex type slides, h redrawn from Pirozynsk and and Shoemaker 1971, Morgan-Jones 1974) a–c Herbarium package and slides. d–e Vertical section of conidiomata. f Conidiomatal wall. g–h Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and developing conidia (h re-drawn from Morgan-Jones et al. 1972). i–m Conidia. Scale bars d–e = 100 µm, f = 20 µm, h–m = 10 µm.




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