Hypomyces aurantius Fig 1-2.

Hypomyces aurantius (Persoon: Fries) Tulasne

Anamorph:                                                                     

Cladobotryum varium Nees & Duby

Teleomorph in nature: Subiculum orange to deeporange, covering a part or entire surface of host hymenium; Perithecia yellowish brown, in KOH lilac to red, ellipsoid to longellipsoidal, 324-350 x 211-343 m. Asci cylindrical, 8-spored.  Ascospores hyaline, fusiform, always equally two-celled, (17.5-)19-20(-25.5) ~ (3-)4-5 m, verrucose with prominent warts, apiculate at both ends. 

Characteristics in cultures: Colonies on MA grow rapidly to reach 90 mm in diam. after 7 days at 25oC, floccose, white to pale yellow, reverse absent. Conidiogenous cells born at the apex or laterally as a well-developed verticil of 3-5 on the conidiophores. Conidia produced long chains from the apex of conidiogenous cells, hyaline 0-1septae, broadly ellipsoidal, thin-walled, smooth (8.0-)11.0-13.0(-14.5) X (5.0-)7.0-9.0 m.Chlamydospores produced in chains laterally on the substrate hyphae or apically at the apex of the branches, subglobose to ellipsoidal.

Specimen examined:

On the fruiting bodies of Trametes versicolor, collected in Tokyo, Japan, on  2004.4.17., by Kyoko Takatori (specimenF FO 04001C cultureFKS 04001).


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