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Podosphaera diclipterae (Y. Nomura) U. Braun & S. Takam.

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled and standard item. Data set author(s): Schubert K. @EXCL@ Kainz C. (06-01-30).

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

Type Information: Basionym: Sphaerotheca diclipterae Y. Nomura. Type: Sphaerotheca diclipterae Y. Nomura.

Taxonomic Literature: Taxonomic notes: + cellulae peridii irregulariter angulatae, 25-35 x 18-35 µm; appendices basium versus latiores, tenui-tunicatae. Nomura Y., Taxonomical study of Erysiphaceae of Japan. 1- [34]. Tokyo (1997).

Biogeography: Continent: Asia-Temperate. Country or state(s): Japan.

Ecology: Biotroph; phytopathogenic; growing on leaves, amphigenous. Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Dicliptera japonica var. subrotunda Matsuda; Dicliptera, Acanthaceae.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Cleistothecioid, orbicular, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, scattered or gregarious, .08-.12 mm in diam.. Margin: External filaments present; mycelioid, straight, 100-650 µm long, 5-10 µm in diameter, hyaline or pigmented (brunneae, apicem versus subbrunneae vel hyalinae), few or numerous, 10-14 per mm², growing all across the lower half of the ascocarp, not ramified or ramified, irregular (irregulariter 0-5 rectangulariter ramosae), septate (2-7 septatae).

Asci: 1 asci per ascocarp, globose (late ovatus), not stipitate or indistinctly stipitate, 68-95 µm long, 56-83 µm wide; dehiscence unitunicate.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, spores 7-8 per ascus, subglobose or ovoid, 15-33 µm long, 10-23 µm wide; septa absent.

Conidiomata: Present; hyphomycetous.

Conidiophores: Euoidium-type; not branched. Conidium Formation: Conidiogenous cells in chains. Conidia: Ellipsoid or ovoid; macroconidial, not branched; aseptate; with distintly visible fibrosin body fibrosin bodies.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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