Chaetoconis vaccinii Melnik & Nag Raj, Coelomycetous Anamorphs with Appendage-bearing Conidia: 191 (1993)
Saprobic on Vaccinium uliginosum (Ericaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 200–250 µm diam., 100–200 µm high, black, pycnidial, solitary to gregarious, initially immersed, then become sunken and erumpent, broadly conical to depressed globose in sectional view, unilocular, thick-walled, glabrous, ostiolate. Ostiole 80–100 × 30–60 µm, single, long, cylindrical to subcylindrical, eccentric. Conidiomatal wall 10–40 µm wide, composed of a basal textura angularis with thick-walled, pale brown cells, gradually merging with hyaline cells, and a peripheral textura prismatica with thick-walled, dark brown to black cells. Conidiophores formed from the innermost cells of conidiomata, hyaline, septate, branched, smooth-walled, invested in mucus. Conidiogenous cells 10–20 × 2–4 µm, enteroblastic, hyaline, subcylindrical to cylindrical or irregular, discrete or mostly integrated, with minute periclinal thickenings in the collarette zone, with 1–3 percurrent proliferations. Conidia 35–76 × 6–9 µm (x= 53 × 7 µm; n = 30), hyaline, obclavate, ellipsoidal or irregular, with narrow and obtuse base, 1–4-septate, mostly 3-septate, thick-walled, guttulate, apical cell attenuated into a tubular, flexuous, unbranched or occasionally forked appendage 20–49 × 2–3 µm (x= 35.5 × 2 µm).
Material examined: Russia, Kamchatka Region, Kronokense Reservation, on Vaccinium uliginosum (Ericaceae), 1 August 1981, N. Vassiljeva (DAOM 215176, holotype).
Chaetoconis vaccinii (DAOM 215176, holotype) a, b Herbarium package and specimen. c, d Appearance of black conidiomata on the host. e, f Vertical sections of conidiomata. g, i Section of peridium. h Surface view of conidiomatal wall. j–l Conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. m–r Conidia. Scale bars c = 500 µm, d = 200 µm, e–f = 100 µm, g, h = 50 µm, i = 20 µm, j–l = 5 µm, m–r = 10 µm.
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