1' Dorsal setae cylindrical, not tapering, with apices rounded or clavate
5 um, hyaline to pale yellow in 5% KOH, polymorphic with the following forms observed: subcylindrical, clavate
, fusoid-ventricose and clavate
with flexuous sides.
, swollen at the median region and with little pronounced constriction between the median region and the apex.
2- or more-celled), smooth, thin- or thick-walled, cylindrical and clavate
pulverulent; TELIOSPORES ellipsoid or clavate
, 40-60 x 22.
12 cm, apex obtuse, clavate
, slightly separated only along the neck during anthesis, outer surface densely laciniate, the laciniae to 2 mm long, membranous, patent or pointing backwards, the entire outer surface (including the laciniae) puberulous, the proximal half bright red, the distal half yellow, the inner surface finely puberulous and with a narrowly triangular ligule to 4 mm long at the base of each petal; androecium formed by two alternating series of long and short stamens halfway attached to the petals, anthers oblong, tetralocular, 2-2.
Green / Leaf Absent Yellow / Globoid Leaf Absent Marginal Green / Leaf Absent Leaf roll E.
, mainly four-spored but two-spored basidia also present, sterigmata [less than or equal to] 3 [micro]m long, thinwalled, hyaline; basidioles pyrifonn becoming clavate
to broadly clavate
, rounded to subcapitate apex; scattered basidia present in the gill edge.
This genus is characterized by superficial ascomata usually covered with hairs or setae (6); membranaceous peridium, consisting of several pseudoparenchymatous layers; asci that are clavate
or fusiform (with biseriately arranged ascospores) or sometimes cylindrical (with uniseriately arranged ascospores), thin-walled, evanescent and without apical structures; scarce paraphyses that disappear before ascocarps mature (7); ascospores that are brown or gray-brown (never opaque or black), one celled, with one or sometimes two germ pores, and exuding as a dark, black, sticky mass (8).
Conidia were multicellular, smoothwalled, olivaceous brown, ovoidal to broadly clavate
, curved at subterminal cell from the base, and had three septa [Figure 2].
(C), encrusting (E), and tubular (Tu) sponges were less common, and pedunculate (Pe) sponges were the rarest morphotype collected.
within the host tissue) branched filaments or a single anchoring cell and external structures (usually consisting of a sterile hair and one or more clavate