Saccobolus globuliferellus

Coll. 2018-11 (leg. T. Richter)
Coll. 2018-11 (leg. T. Richter)
© M. Reul
Coll. 2018-11 (leg. T. Richter)
Coll. 2018-11 (leg. T. Richter)
© M. Reul

Saccobolus globuliferellus Seaver, N. Amer. Cup-Fungi (Opercul.): 95 (1928).


Basionym Saccobolus globuliferellus Seaver, N. Amer. Cup-Fungi (Opercul.): 95 (1928).

Diagnosis Apothecia widely scattered, minute, scarcely visible, not exceeding 0.3 mm. in diameter, milk-white; hymenium becoming convex, at first white like the outside of the apothecium, finally dotted over with the ends of the asci which appear black on account of the dark-colored spores; asci broad-ovoid above, tapering below into a stem-like base, reaching a length of 60 µ and a diameter of 23-25 µ, 8-spored; spore-mass nearly rounded, about 23 × 20 µ; spores at first loosely disposed in the ascus, finally collecting into the loosely united spore-mass, ellipsoid, at first hyaline, later assuming a faded-blue color which finally changes to smoky-blackish, becoming sculptured, 7 × 12-14 µ; spore-sculpturing consisting of minute scattered warts; paraphyses branched, rather strongly enlarged above where they reach a diameter of 7-8 µ, hyaline.
On horse dung.

Type NY 00914988 - holotypus

MycoBank 266137


Brummelen J. (van) 1967. A World-monograph of the genera Ascobolus and Saccobolus (Ascomycetes, Pezizales). Persoonia, supplement, I: 1-260.
Coué B. 2006. Saccobolus Boud., généralités et description de deux espèces : S. glaber et S. globuliferellus. Bulletin de la Société mycologique du Massif d'Argenson, 24: 15-19.
Liou S.C., Chen Z.C. 1977. Preliminary studies on coprophilous Discomycetes in Taiwan. Taiwania, 22 (1): 44-58.
Prokhorov V., Raitviir A. 1991. New or interesting species of Ascobolus and Saccobolus in the USSR. Cryptogamic Botany, 2: 205-213.
Seaver F.J. 1928. The North American Cup-Fungi (Operculates).
Wicklow D.T., Zak J.C. 1979. Ascospore germination of carbonicolous ascomycetes in fungistatic soils: An ecological interpretation. Mycologia, 71 (2): 238-242.

Classification: Ascobolaceae, Saccobolus

Created on 07/04/2021.

Updated on 14/08/2023.


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