K.D. Hyde, Can. J. Bot. 67: 3080 (1989)
Sordariomycetes, Subclass Hypocreomycetidae
Serxual morph: Ascomata 107-228 μm high, 98-199 μm diam., ellipsoidal, globose, subglobose or pyriform, immersed, ostiolate, papillate, membranous, light to dark brown, periphysate, solitary. Necks up to 397.6 μm long, hyaline, but dark at the base. Peridium 8.5-17.4 μm thick, hyaline to brown, composed of angular cells of textura angularis. Paraphyses 1.6-6 μm wide, simple, septate. Asci 88.4-112 × 18.5-22.7 μm, eightspored, clavate, short pedunculate, persistent, unitunicate, not blueing in Melzer’s reagent, treatment with lactophenol reveals a subapical plate through which a faint pore may be observed, developing from ascogenous tissue at the base of the ascoma. Ascospores 25.5-31 × 6-8.5 μm, 2-3 seriate in ascus, broad ellipsoidal to fusiform, non-septate when young, becoming 3-septate in older specimens, hyaline, smooth-walled, hyaline in mass. Asexual morph: Undetermined.
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Image: Marinosphaera mangrovei. (a) Section of immersed ascoma. (b) Ascoma neck with periphyses. (c) One-layered peridium, composed of cells of textura angularis with large lumina. (d) Cylindrical, thin-walled ascus. (e) Immature ascospore. (f) Mature ascospore, 3-septate.
Scale bar: a=50 μm; b, d=20 μm; c, e, f=10 μm. Photo reproduced with the permission of the National Taiwan Ocean University.