Aplosporella javeedii Jami, Gryzenh., Slippers & M.J. Wingf., Fungal Biology 118(2): 174 (2013).
MycoBank number: MB 803637; Index Fungorum number: IF 803637; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07383; Fig. 15
Description: see Phillips and Alves (2009).
Saprobic on dead stems. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 1–2 mm diam., erumpent from bark surface, separate, discoid, dark-brown to black, multi-locular. Peridium composed cells of textura angularis, 4–10 layers, thick-celled, dark-brown to black cells at outer layers, thin-walled and hyaline cells at inner layers. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, holoblastic, smooth, cylindrical. Conidia 18–25 × 9–13 μm ( x̄ = 20 × 11 μm, n = 20) ellipsoidal to subcylindrical, with rounded ends, initially light brown, slightly granulated walls, becoming dark brown (black in mass), aseptate. Spermatophores reduced to Spermatogenous cells, occurring intermingled among conidiogenous cells in same conidioma, subcylindrical, hyaline, smooth. Spermatia 4–7 × 1–3 μm ( x̄ = 6 × 2 μm, n = 20) subcylindrical, straight or slightly curved, hyaline, smooth-walled, granular.
Material examined: China, Yunnan Province, Kunming, Kunming Institute of Botany, Botanical Garden, on dead stems, 24 May 2018, A.H. Ekanayaka (HKAS 102118).
GenBank number: ITS: MW136694, LSU: MW142386, SSU: MW127178
Notes: This collection is morphologically and phylogenetically similar to the type specimen of Aplosporella javeedii from South Africa (Jami et al. 2014). Comparison of ITS and LSU sequence data of this collection with sequence data of A. javeedii (CMW38165) has 99% similarity. However, spermatia were found in HKAS 102118.
Fig. 15 Asexual morph of Aplosporella javeedii (HKAS 102118). a Substrate. b Conidiomata on substrate. c Cross section of multi- loculate conidioma. d Conidioma wall. e, f Different stages of con- idiogenesis. g, h Conidia. i Spermatogenous cells. j Spermatia. Scale bars: c = 1.5 mm, d = 100 μm, e–h, j = 10 μm, i = 25 μm