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Pseudocamarosporium propinquum

Pseudocamarosporium propinquum (Sacc.) Wijayaw., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, in Wijayawardene, Hyde, Bhat, Camporesi, Schumacher, Chethana, Wikee, Bahkali & Wang, Cryptog. Mycol. 35(2): 191 (2014).

 Hendersonia propinqua Sacc., Michelia 1(no. 5): 516 (1879).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 550560; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Wijayawardene et al. (2014).

Saprobic on Tamarix gallica L. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morphConidiomata pycnidial, 200–450 μm diam. × 130–200 μm high ( x = 343 × 165 μm, n = 10), solitary, scattered, black, immersed, unilocular, subglobose or irregular in shape, frequently associated with other fungi, ostiolate. Pycnidial wall 10–25 μm (x = 18.9 μm, n = 12), comprising 3–4 layers of hyaline to light brown cells of textura angularis and indistinguishable from the host tissues. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells 4–6 × 5–8 μm (x = 12.6 × 7 μm, n = 30), with percurrent phialidic development, smooth, short, hyaline, formed from the inner layer of the pycnidial wall. Conidia 10–15 × 5.5–8 μm (x = 12.6 × 6.5 μm, n = 30), oblong, straight, initially hyaline, aseptate, becoming muriform, with 3 transverse septa and 1–2 longitudinal septa, pale brown to dark brown, smooth-walled.

Material examined: Italy, Province of Forlì-Cesena, Ravaldino in Monte – Forlì, Tamarix gallica L. (Tamaricaceae), 10 January 2014, Erio Camporesi IT 917-CD100 (MFLU 16–0669).