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Podosphaera cassiae (Pandotra & Ganguly) U. Braun & S. Takam.

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. Data set revised.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Synonyms: Sphaerotheca cassiae Pandotra & Ganguly; Erysiphaceae Tul. & C. Tul.; Erysiphales.

Type Information: Basionym: Sphaerotheca cassiae Pandotra & Ganguly.

Taxonomic Literature: Taxonomic notes: +appressoria nipple-shaped or indistinct;
+ascoc. outer wall cells
irregularly shaped, walls not straight, curved to undulate, large, 15-
40 µm diam., sometimes to 50 µm;.
Braun U., Beih. Nova Hedwigia 89: 1-700 [136-137] (1987).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate. Region(s): Indian Subcontinent. Country or state(s): India (endemic).

Ecology: Biotroph; phytopathogenic; growing on leaves, amphigenous. Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Leguminosae-Papilionoideae.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Cleistothecioid, orbicular, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, scattered or gregarious, (.08)-.085-.1-(.12) mm in diam.. Margin: External filaments present (fragile, narrow; length variable, long or short); 1-3 µm long, 3.5-7.5 µm in diameter, hyaline or pigmented (yellowish, sometimes brownish below), few, 5-10 per mm², growing all across the lower half of the ascocarp, thin, not ramified, not branched, septate.

Asci: 1 asci per ascocarp, not stipitate, 45-80 µm long, 35-70 µm wide; dehiscence unitunicate.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, spores 8 per ascus, subglobose (mature spores), 15-20 µm long, 10-13 µm wide; septa absent; wall thin, remaining hyaline, hyaline, not ornamented.

Conidiomata: Present; hyphomycetous.

Conidiophores: Oidium-type. Conidium Formation: Conidiogenous cells in chains. Conidia: More or less cylindrical; macroconidial, not branched, 27-38 µm long, 14-20 µm wide; aseptate; with distintly visible fibrosin body fibrosin bodies.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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