Ceratosphaeria mycophila

Figure. Ceratosphaeria mycophila (BPI624440). A. Ascomata. B–D. Asci. E–H. Ascospores. Scale bars: A = 200 µm; B–H = 10 µm.

Ceratosphaeria mycophila G. Winter, Rabenh. Krypt.-Fl., Edn 2 (Leipzig) 1.2: 258 (1885).
MycoBank: MB241375.

Ascomata perithecial, superficial, gregarious, globose, ovoid to obpyriform, dark brown to black, 350–850 µm diam, with a black, cylindrical neck. Paraphyses septate, hyaline. Asci 8-spored, unitunicate, cylindrical, 120–180 × 8–10 µm, with a refractive ring. Ascospores 2–4-seriate in ascus, filiform to fusiform, 5–7-septate, not constricted at septum, hyaline, smooth, 35–45 × 3–4.5 µm. Asexual state unknown.

Typification: Unknown.

Gene sequences: Unknown.

Specimens examined: USA, Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake, Devil’s Lake State Park, Sauk Co., on rotten wood, 4 Sep. 1953, W.W. Diehl, BPI624440.

Hosts/substrates: On rotten wood.

Distribution: UK, USA (Wisconsin).

Copyright 2022 by The American Phytopathological Society. Reproduced, by permission, from Luo, J., and Zhang, N. 2022. The Rice Blast Fungus and Allied Species: A Monograph of the Fungal Order Magnaporthales (https://my.apsnet.org/APSStore/Product-Detail.aspx?WebsiteKey=2661527A-8D44-496C-A730-8CFEB6239BE7&iProductCode=46826). American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN.