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Epicoccum nigrum Link (a dematiaceous anamorphic fungus)

Date 13 March 2007
OS grid ref TQ16
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 0° 20' W
Location Vice County: Surrey, VC17, England
Voucher 13/03/2007[C]
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Stage or state Anamorph
Record Summary on dead, bleached patches on leaves, and on fallen leaves of Arundinaria pygmaea var. disticha (a bamboo)
Associated organism: on dead patch leaf of Arundinaria pygmaea var. disticha
Identification Notes: Growing on dead fallen leaves and dead bleached patches on fading leaves.

Sporodochia: pulvinate, entirely orange when young, becoming obscured by dark conidia but showing bright orange in centre, c. 0.1mm diam.

Conidia: dark greyish brown, rough, obscurely muriform (internal walls ≤1µm thick but hyaline), ovoid, broad end 10-18µm diam.

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