Mycobiota & Mycobiologica

Apophysomyces elegans P.C. Misra, K.J. Srivast. and Lata, 1979

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Description

Morphology

Colonies growing fast on Potato Dextrose Agar at 25°C, floccose, effuse, white to yellow, reverse white to slightly yellow. Mycelium mostly superficial, composed of branched, thin-walled, smooth, sparsely septate hyaline hyphae, 4 – 16 μm wide. Sporangiophores erect, arising from aerial mycelium, smooth, non-septate or 1-septate, hyaline to light brown, producing stolons and rhizoids at the base. Sporangia hyaline to light brown, smooth. apophysate, columella distinct, bell-shaped or pyriform, 300 - 400 × 4 - 4.5 μm. Sporangiospores globose to ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline or very light green in mass, 5.5 - 9.5 × 4.2 - 6 μm.

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Notes

The genus Apophysomyces is characterized by the conspicuous apophysate sporangia, bearing with bell- to pyriform-shaped columella, and can be easily separated from other Zygomycetes. This is the first time the species being recorded in Taiwan.

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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Lanyu Island, Taitung, Taiwan.

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Habitat

On decaying roots.

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Specimens examined

Taiwan, Lanyu Island, on decaying roots, Feb 2009.

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