(Kohlm.) Sakayaroj, K.L. Pang & E.B.G. Jones. 2010. Fungal Diversity., 46: 87-109.
Sordariomycetes, Subclass Hypocreomycetidae
Kochiella Sakayaroj, K.L. Pang & E.B.G. Jones, Fungal Diversity 46: 96
Kochiella crispa (Kohlm.) Sakayaroj, K.L. Pang & E.B.G. Jones. 2010. Fungal Diversity., 46: 87-109.
≡ Remispora crispa Kohlm., Can. J. Bot., 59: 1317 (1981).
Index Fungorum number: Faceoffungi number:
Sexual morph: saprobic, ascomata: 200-350 µm in diam., subglobose to ellipsoidal, superficial or immersed, ostiolate, papillate, coriaceous, thin-walled, subhyaline, cream-coloured to grey, darker around the base of the neck, solitary. Peridium: 12-20 µm thick, composed of 4 to 5 layers of flat, thin-walled cells, merging into the pseudoparenchyma of the center; mature spores are visible through the peridium. Necks: 70-220 µm long, 44-50 µm in dium., cylindrical; ostiolar canal with delicate periphyses. Paraphyses: absent; center of immature ascomata filled with a hyaline, thin-walled deliquescing pseudoparenchyma. Asci: 55-90 x 26-28 µm, 8-spored, ellipsoidal to clavate, short stipitate, unitunicate, thin-walled, dissolving at spore maturity. Ascospores: 22-34 x 8-11(-12) µm, ellipsoidal, 1-septate, slightly or not constricted at the septum, hyaline, at first at both apices with a wide cap that extends along one side to the middle of each cell. Appendages: initially sub-gelatinous, upon release into the water becoming detached from the side of the spore, but remaining attached with their bases to the spore apices; the lower part of the appendages swells and parallel fibers become apparent that emerge in a fountain-like fashion from the thickened tip of the spore wall; fibers are straight near the point of attachment, but become wavy above; the whole appendage is transformed into fibers, except for the part that was initially attached to the side of the spore; this portion which now becomes the triangular, spoon-shaped tip of the appendage remains smooth and uniform; developed appendages are at first yoke-like, later scoop-shaped when they become detached from the lateral spore wall and invert (Description: Based on Kohlmeyer (1980) and Sakayaroj et al. (2010)).
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