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Podosphaera intermedia (U. Braun) U. Braun & S. Takam.

Data Set Maintenance: Data set compiled (00-07-17) and standard item. Data set author(s): Kainz C. Data set revised.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted or basionymous. Taxonomic rank: species. Synonyms: Sphaerotheca intermedia U. Braun; Erysiphaceae Tul. & C. Tul.; Erysiphales.

Type Information: Basionym: Sphaerotheca intermedia U. Braun.

Taxonomic Literature: Taxonomic notes: +ascocarp outer wall cells rather obscure, irregularly polygonal to
rounded, ca. 10-35 µm diam., mostly ca. 15-30 µm;.
Braun U., Beih. Nova Hedwigia 89: 1-700 [139-140] (1987).

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

Ecology: Biotroph; phytopathogenic; amphigenous (usually inconspicuous). Host or Phorophyte Taxonomy: Verbenaceae.

Reproduction Strategy: With sexual (and possible asexual) stages. Ascocarps: Cleistothecioid, orbicular, forming independently from the host thallus or mycelium, scattered or very in loose groups, .065-.09 mm in diam.. Margin: External filaments present; mycelioid (rather coarse, length variable), .25-1.5-(2) µm long, 4-9 µm in diameter, pigmented (brown throughout or paler above), few, growing all across the lower half of the ascocarp, smooth or faintly rough, thin, not ramified or ramified, irregularly not branched, septate.

Asci: 1 asci per ascocarp, sub-globose, not stipitate, 50-70 µm long, 50-60 µm wide; dehiscence unitunicate.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, spores 8 per ascus, subglobose, 14-19 µm long, 11-16 µm wide; septa absent; wall thin, remaining hyaline, hyaline, not ornamented.

Conidiophores: Oidium-type.

(report generated 04.Okt.2007)

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