Pyrenomycetes Species Page

Ceratosphaeria lampadophora

Large separate ascomata
(Berk. & Broome) Niessl, Verhandl. naturforsch Vereines Brünn. 14: 43 (1876)
Sphaeria lampadophora Berk. & Broome
Figure from SMH4822
Genbank Accession: AY346270 (LSU)
Complete Description
Ascomata depressed globose, long beaked, brown to yellow brown, beak surface smooth, at times with yellow crystals, venter ca. 1000 µm diam, neck 850-900 µm long, occurring solitary, or in small groups, immersed becoming erumpent or only beaks erumpent. Ascomal wall in longitudinal section composed of an inner layer of flattened hyaline cells, a middle layer of small, polygonal to irregular, pale brown cells, an outer layer of irregular, yellow brown, pseudoparenchymatic cells. Ascomatal apex elongate beak-like, 850-900 µm high, 225-240 µm wide. Paraphyses abundant, ca. 4.5-5.5 µm wide just above the asci, long tapering above. Asci cylindrical, 150-175 x 8-9.5 µm; with a tall, narrow, apical ring, 2-3 ?m wide, 3-3.5 ?m high; with 8 biseriate ascospores. Ascospores fusiform, hyaline, 5-7-septate, 52-72 x 3.5-4.5 µm.
The species is known from Europe and the sequenced collection is from France.
Huhndorf, S.M., M. Greif, G.K. Mugambi and A.N. Miller. 2008. Two new genera in the Magnaporthaceae, a new addition to Ceratosphaeria and two new species of Lentomitella. Mycologia 100: 940-955. • Hyde, K.D., S.J. Read, E.B. Gareth Jones and S.T. Moss. 1997. Tropical Australian Freshwater Fungi. XII. Rivulicola incrustata gen. et sp. nov. and notes on Ceratosphaeria lampadophora. Nova Hedwigia 64:185-196.