PEDUMIspora rhizophorae Hyde et Jones

Mycol. Res. 96(1): 78-80, 1992.

Ascomata 410-590 mm high, 580-820 mm in diameter, brown-black, subglobose, coriaceous, ostiolate, papillate, pseudostromatic tissues surrounding each ascoma. Necks collectively erumpent and united, with periphyses. Peridium 2 layered, an inner hyaline layer of elongate cells and an outer layer comprised of melanized thick-walled hyphae, incorporating host cells, the outside fusing with the host tissue. Paraphyses 3-8 mm thick, filiform and simple.

Asci 210-260 x 17-36 mm, 8-spored, irregularly fusiform, pedunculate, unitunicate, thinwalled, without an apical apparatus.

Ascospores 140-210 x 5.5-7.5 mm, filiform tapering towards both ends, curved with a characteristic hook-shape at one end, 13-17- septate, not constricted at the septa, with 7-9 longitudinal striations running along the length of the ascospore, tips 15-30 x 1.5-2 mm, lacking cytoplasm, slightly inflated and yellow-yellowish brown.






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