Pleosporales » Lentitheciaceae » Katumotoa

Katumotoa bambusicola

Katumotoa bambusicola Kaz. Tanaka & Y. Harada, Mycoscience 46(5): 313 (2005).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 504387; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11558, Fig.1

Description: see Tanaka and Harada (2005).

Material examined: see Tanaka and Harada (2005).

Fig. 1 Katumotoa bambusicola (re-drawn from Fig. 23 in Tanaka and Harada 2015). a, b Mature ascospores with bipolar sheath and compact regions having cone-shaped chambers. c Senescent ascospore with four septa and brown mid cell. d Ascus. a, b, d from HHUF 28663; c from HHUF 28661. Scale bars: a, b = 5 μm, c, d = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Katumotoa comprises only one species known from culms of Sasa kurilensis (Poaceae) in Asia (Japan (Honshu)).



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