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Oidium heliotropii-indici Sawada

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. (00-08-01). Data set reviewer(s): Schubert K. (06-07-25); revised.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Erysiphaceae Tul. & C. Tul.; Erysiphales.

Type Information: Basionym: Oidium heliotropii-indici Sawada. Type: Oidium heliotropii-indici Sawada.

Taxonomic Literature: Taxonomic notes: +appressoria nipple-shaped;+conidiophores foot-cells cylindric, followed by 1-3 shorter cells;. Braun U., Beih. Nova Hedwigia 89: 1-700 [608] (1987).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate, Southern America, and Asia-Tropical. Region(s): China. Country or state(s): Taiwan; India, Moluccas (Spice Islands, Indonesia) (Java), and Philippines; Cuba.

Ecology: Biotroph; phytopathogenic; growing on leaves (thin, effuse, infected leaves coloured, yellowish to brownish patches). Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Heliotropium indicum L.; Heliotropium, Boraginaceae.

Reproduction Strategy: Only known as sterile, asexually reproducing form.

Conidiomata: Present; hyphomycetous.

Conidiophores: Euoidium-type; not branched (erect, straight); basal cells 35-75 µm long, 10-13.5 µm wide. Conidium Formation: Conidiogenous cells in chains. Conidia: Ellipsoid, ovoid, or doliiform; macroconidial, not branched, 25-36-(40) µm long, 15-21 µm wide; aseptate; with distintly visible fibrosin body (according to Sawada) fibrosin bodies.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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