Thyriothecia scattered, superficial, easily removed, rounded, blue-green to olive green, 280-400 [micro]m diam., with a central, irregular, dark ostiole
. Peridium composed of an irregular meandering arrangement of hyphae, from the centre outwards, brownish green to olive green, flattened cells.
They are unique in their shape and have an opening called the "ostiole
" or "eye" which is not connected to the tree but helps with the fruits' development and growth with its environment.
During maturation, an ostiole
develops at the base of the veil.
Cystocarps on the mid-line of 370-400 [micro]m in diameter and 380400 [micro]m in length, with a ostiole
measuring up to 100 [micro]m in diameter (Fig.
melanogaster, however, were opportunistic insects, probably attracted by the volatiles released by overripe fruits, and may take advantage of free access through the ostiole
and damage on the epidermis.
In the front view, the stomata in the contact region between the ostiole
gave a circular aspect in both environments tested with alternative media without the addition of potassium silicate (Figure 2C, D).
Pycnidia submarginal, inconspicuous, without prominent margin, rare, ostiole
black; conidia sublageniform, 5-6 x ca.
After harvesting, diseases can take place through direct access by natural openings (ostiole
and peduncle) or mechanical damage (injuries) arising from handling (DURIGAN, 1999).
Sexual state: Ascomata semi-immersed, scattered on putrid host stems and foliage, brown to blackish brown, subglobose or nearly globose, with a central sunken ostiole
open via a circular lid, asci and pseudoparaphyses forming at the base of the peridium.
Results showed significant differences for the studied parameters (fruit size, fruit shape, flesh thickness, ostiole
width, total soluble solids) in different cultivation areas.
Peritreme extending 1/3 the distance from ostiole
mesial margin to metapleura lateral margin (Fig.
Until this report, infestation of immature fruits was reported only in figs; but in this case as a consequence of figs' particular morphology in the ostiole
region of their infructescences (Raga et al., 2003).