(Cribb & J.W. Cribb) K.L. Pang & E.B.G. Jones
Sordariomycetes, Subclass Hypocreomycetidae
Sexual morph: Ascomata 100-200 μm diam., subglobose to bottle-shaped, hyaline or brown, membranous, immersed or partly immersed, solitary or gregarious, ostiolate. Necks 80-1125 μm long, 13-40 μm diam., periphyses absent. Peridium one stratum, composed of a few layers of elongated cells. Catenophyses absent. Asci 50-80 × 17-21 μm, unitunicate, eight-spored, cylindrical-clavate, ellipsoidal-clavate to subfusiform, irregularly deliquescing, at first thick-walled apically, becoming thin-walled, with an apical pore, short pedicellate. Ascospores 13-20 × 4-8 μm, hyaline, elongate-ellipsoidal to irregularly ellipsoidal, 1-septate, slightly constricted at or near the septum, lacking appendages. Asexual morph: undetermined.
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Image: Neptunella longirostris. (a) Section of immersed ascoma with a short neck. (b) Onelayered peridium of elongated cells. (c) Asci at different stages of development. (d) Mature, thin-walled ascus with a short stalk. (e, f) Hyaline, bicelled ascospores. Scale bar: a=50 μm; b, c=30 μm; d, e, f=10 μm. Photo reproduced with the permission of the National Taiwan Ocean University.