Artificially Colored Ascospores of the Saprobic Microfungus <I>Aliquandostipite
Patrik Inderbitzen University of British Columbia Department of Botany Vancouver British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada,Mohamed A. Abdel-Wahab City University of Hong Kong, Department of Biology and Chemistry Kowloon Hong Kong Special Administrati People's Repu
Patrik Inderbitzin, Sara Landvik, Mohamed A. Abdel-Wahab, Mary L. Berbee, Ascomycota, East Asia, fungal biodiversity, Loculoasco
BSA Plant Images Online - Artificially Colored Ascospores of the Saprobic Microfungus Aliquandostipite khaoyaiensis (Loculoascomycetes, Ascomycota)
Artificially colored ascospores of the saprobic microfungus Aliquandostipite khaoyaiensis(Loculoascomycetes, Ascomycota). The ascospores are hyaline, ~60 µm long, and surrounded by an appressed sheath that detaches when it comes in contact with water. The fungus is thus far known only from the type locality in a tropical rain forest in Thailand. Fruitbodies are ~0.25 mm across, light to dark yellow in color, and formed on decaying wood on the ground. Partly because of their small size, saprobic microfungi are poorly known. Surveys, especially in the tropics, regularly yield high proportions of new species, of which many are difficult to place in the existing taxonomic system, even at the ordinal level.