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Crucellisporiopsis prolongata

Crucellisporiopsis prolongata Brub., Rawla & R. Sharma, Mycotaxon 21: 449 (1984)



Saprobic on decomposing leaf of an unidentified angiosperm. Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata straw-coloured, stromatic, cornuted to spuriously synnematoid, solitary to gregarious, erect or variously curved, slightly roughened, differentiated into a stalk and a conidiiferous head; stalk 1.5–2 mm long, 100300 µm wide, subcylindric, slightly swollen at the base, becoming narrowed above, head 200300 µm diam., 150200 µm high, ellipsoidal to subcylindrical, often with a pointed tip, with the concave conidial intricate; excipulum of hyaline, textura porrecta; hymenium of textura prismatica to textura angularis. Conidiophores hyaline, septate, branched, smooth-walled, with up to 3 terminal conidiogenous cells or sterile hyphae, arising in cavity of conidiomata. Sterile hyphae hyaline, clavate to subcylindrical, with an obtuse apex, straight or curved, septate, smooth-walled. Conidiogenous cells 1025 × 23 µm, hyaline, cylindrical to subcylindrical, discrete or integrated, indeterminate, smooth-walled. Conidia hyaline, mostly tetra-radiate, rarely quinque-radiate, guttulate; main axis 11–30 × 23 µm ( = 18 × 2.3 µm; n = 30), clavate to obconic with a narrow truncate base, aseptate or 1-septate, cells unequal, straight or curved, bearing a tubular, unbranched, attenuated appendage; arms 47–74 × 13 µm ( = 61 × 1.8 µm; n = 30), three, rarely four, delimited from the main axis by septa, straight or curved, each arm 35-septate, without constrictions at the septa, arms unequal.


Material examined: India, Himachal Pradesh, Dharampur, Solan, along banks of a stream in predominantly pine forest, on decomposing leaf of an unidentified angiosperm, August 1978, G.S. Rawla (DAOM 187814, holotype).


Crucellisporiopsis prolongata (DAOM 187814, holotype) a, b Herbarium specimen. c, f–g Appearance of straw-coloured stalked pycnidia on the host. d Stalked pycnidium. e Conidiomatal head. h–i Vertical section of a conidiomatal head. j Stalk of conidioma. k–l Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. m–n, p–q Conidia. o, r Excipulum of conidima. Scale bars c = 1000 µm, d = 100 µm, e–f = 200 µm, h–j = 100 µm, k–l = 20 µm, m, n, p,q = 10 µm, o = 20 µm, r = 10 µm.




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