|Record Summary||Dematiaceous hyphomycete on Ornamental Gourd in storage|
|Date||26 March 2007|
|Associated organism||Cucurbita pepo ssp ovifera|
|OS grid ref||OSGR: SU56|
|Lat/Lon||51° 20' N, 1° 10' W|
|Vice County||Berks, VC no: 22|
|Voucher||26 Mar 2007[A]|
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Notes: A storage rot on Ornamental Gourd which hadn't ripened sufficiently.
Abundant greyish-brown walled, projecting, septate setae, darkest and widest (5µm) at slightly sinuous base, base rarely bulbous and then 13µm, tapering to 2.5µm at rounded, hyaline, apex, up to 200µm long.
Conidia: hyaline, aseptate, cylindric to slightly fusiform, ends tapered and curved, to slightly acicular, 20-30/2.5µm
Conidiophores: hyaline, in pustules, growing from blackish basal layer and between setae.
Dictyochaeta comes close, if it's not Amerosporium.
The following literature was used to identify this find:
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