Jorgen Koch & E.B.G. Jones, 1989. Can. J. Bot.., 67: 1185
Ascomycetes insertae sedis
Dryosphaera Jorgen Koch & E.B.G. Jones, 1989. Can. J. Bot., 67: 1184.
Dryosphaera navigans Jorgen Koch & E.B.G. Jones, 1989. Can. J. Bot.., 67: 1185.
Sexual morph: saprobic, Ascomata: 150-220 um wide, slightly flattened, globose, coriaceous, white-light buff, non-ostiolate, gregarious, erumpent, free, when free attached to the surface with few or many long, rigid, thick-walled, unbranched, pale yellow hyphae 3-4 um in diam. originating from the basal part of the ascomata and often terminating in a branched attachment disc. The entire free surface is covered by numerous short appendages each comprised of a thick-walled stalk 12-14 um high, 5-6 um broad, broader at the base, with a terminal flat crown 12-16 um broad, 4-6 um high, of short, repeatedly divided branches ending in small conical tips. Peridium: membranous, up to 8 um thick, one layered, compressed of 1-(2-3) cells that are flat, thick-walled, and angular with diam. up to 10 μm. Asci: 36-48 x 13-20 um, 8-spored, numerous, in an irregular hymenium on the expanded and lobed upper part upper part of a stem-like structure arising from the base of the ascomata and stretching about one-third up into the centrum, thick-walled, clavate, pedunculate, persistent. Paraphyses: absent. Ascospores: 8-12 x 3-4 μm, 1-septate, constricted at the septum, hyaline, appendaged. Appendages: thread-like, spirally unfolding from side of spore. Asexual morph: Undetermined (Description based on Koch & Jones (1989)).
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Key to Dryosphaera species:
- On Zostera leaves, ascospores 8.6-13.3 x 2.2-3.9 µm, appendages 9.4-17.6 x 0.3-1.1 µm D. tenuis
- On wood associated with sand 2
- Ascospores 12-15 x 4-5.5 µm D. tropicalis
- Ascospores 8-12 x 3-5 µm D. navigans