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Kamalomyces mangrovei

Kamalomyces mangrovei Dayarathne & K.D. Hyde, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity: 10.1007/s13225-019-00429-2, [93] (2019)

Index Fungorum number: IF555385         Facesoffungi number: FoF04946

 

Sexual morph: Ascomata 280–315 × 250–300 µm, superficial, solitary to gregarious, embedded in a subiculum of crowded, black, septate, thick-walled hyphae, superficial, solitary, gregarious, globose to subglobose, glabrous, short-stalked, apapillate, with indistinct ostiolate. Peridium 30–45 µm wide, comprising light brown cells of textura anguaris, and inwardly small, subhyaline cells of textura prismatica. Hamathecium comprising numerous, 1.5–2 µm wide, filiform, septate, branched, hyaline pseudoparaphyses. Asci 148–180 × 16–20 µm (x̄ = 165 × 18 µm, n = 20), 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, cylindrical to clavate, short pedicellate, apically rounded, with an ocular chamber. Ascospores 52–67 × 6.5–8.5 µm (x̄ = 62 × 7.5 µm, n = 30), 2–3-seriate, hyaline becoming light brown when mature, elongate cylindrical to fusiform-clavate, tapering towards the lower cells, enlarged at the 4th and 5th cell, straight or slightly curved, 8–9 septa, distoseptate. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

 

Culture characteristics: Colonies on PDA reaching 3 cm diam. after 30 days at 25 °C, circular, smooth margin white at first, dark gray to black after 6 weeks, flat on the surface, without aerial mycelium, reverse brownish black.

 

Host and Habitat: Saprobic on decaying submerged wood in a mangrove stand.

 

Known distribution: Thailand.

 

Material examined: THAILAND, Ranong Province, Maung District, Mu 4 Tombol Ngao, Ranong Mangrove Research Center (GPS: 9°430 to 9°570N; 98°290 to 98°390E), on decaying submerged wood of mangrove, 7 December 2016, M.C. Dayarathne, MCD 053 (MFLU 18-1691, holotype), ex-type living culture MFLUCC 17-0407, TBRC.

 

GenBank Accession No: ITS: MH878781, LSU: MH878779, SSU: MH878796, TEF1: MH886508.