Hypomyces armeniacus Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., Ser. IV, 13: 12, 1860.

Anamorph:
Cladobotryum verticillatum (Link) Hughes, Can. J. Bot. 36: 750, 1958.

e Fig.1 Hypomyces armeniacus

Hypomyces armeniacus Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., Ser. IV, 13: 12, 1860.

Anamorph:

Cladobotryum verticillatum (Link) Hughes, Can. J. Bot. 36: 750, 1958.


Teleomorph in nature: Subiculum coral(No.44) covering a part or entire surface of host hymenium; hy,enial hyphae (4-)6-11ƒÊm in width, parenchymatous, septate, thick-walled, and KOH (-).  Perithecia apricot (No.47), pyriform to obpyriform, (251-) 284-324(-365) x 243-259 (-365) ƒÊm, born in groups half-immersed in the mycelia; papilla conical, 122-138 (-170) x (122-) 138-162 (-203) ƒÊm. Asci cylindrical, (148-)208-216(-232) ~ 2.0-2.5(-3.0) ƒÊmC, 8-spored, with a stalk 12-88ƒÊm long, forming a pore at the slightly thick-walled apex, 4.0-8.0 ƒÊm in long.  Ascospores hyaline, fusiform, always equally two-celled, (24.0-)34.0-36.0(-40.0) ~ (5.5-)6.5-7.0(-8.5) ƒÊm, verrucose with prominent warts, apiculate at both ends; apiculi 2.0-4.5(-5.5) ƒÊm long. 

Characteristics in cultures: Colonies on MA grow rapidly to reach 90 mm in diam. after 7 days at 25oC, floccose, white(No.7); odorless to moldy, reverse hyaline or clay pink (No.30) to clay buff (No.32). Hyphae hyaline, (2.0-) 4.0-6.0(-10.0) ƒÊm wide, septate, thin-walled. Conidiophores born from aerial hyphae, semi-macronematous, septate, slightly thick-walled, irregularly branched several times, (4.0-) 6.0-11.0 ƒÊm, bearing conidiogenous cells at the apex. Conidiogenous cells born at the apex or laterally as a well-developed single to verticil of 3-4 on the conidiophores, hyaline, 48.0-52.0(-100) x (3.5-) 4.0-4.5 (-6.0) ƒÊm, lanceolate, gradually tapering into the narrow apex of (0.5)1.5-2.0 (-4.0) ƒÊm in width. Conidia solitary, hyaline, aseptate, subglobose to broadly ellipsoidal, thin-walled, smooth, (10.0-)14.0-16.0(-22.0) ~ (7.5-)8.0-10.0(-12.0) ƒÊm. Chlamydospores produced in chains laterally on the substrate hyphae or apically at the apex of the branches, buff (No.10), with minute warts, subglobose to broadly ellipsoidal, (12.0-)22.0-24.0(-36.0) ƒÊm in width.

Specimen examined:

On the dead branch of Larix sp., collected in Gunma Pref., Japan, on 1999.10.16., by Nunomura Kouichi (specimenF KPM-NC0006515CcultureF KS99135 = JCM 10757 = TAMA16).

On the fruiting bodies of Clitocybe sp., collected in Tokyo, Japan, on 1999.8.31., by Kiyoshi Iguchi (specimenF KPM-NC0006516C cultureF KS99074 = JCM 10754  =  TAMA17).

On the fruiting bodies of Lactarius sp., collected in Yamanashi Pref., Japan, 1999.9.12., by Toshiyuki Tokiwa (specimenF KPM-NC0006517C cultureFFKS99095 = JCM 10755 = TAMA18).

References

Anonymous. 1969.  Flora of British fungi colour identification chart.  Edinburgh her majesty's stationery office, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Tokiwa T, Okuda T (2001) Japanese fungicolous ascomycetes, three Hypomyces species.  Nippon Kingakukai Kaiho 42: 199-209 (in Japanese)


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