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Carpha Smut

Scientific Name
Anthracoidea carphae
Scientific Author
(Speg.) Vánky
Taxonomy
Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales, Anthracoideaceae
Status
Native Australian Species
Reliability
High
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Anthracoidea carphae on Carpha alpina - DAR 74998. Scale bar = 10 µm.
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Roger Shivas DEEDI
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Diagnostic Notes
Sori in some ovaries, more rarely in all ovaries of an inflorescence, forming hard black ovoid to elongate bodies with a powdery surface, 2.5–3.5 mm long, 1.5–2.0 mm wide, partly hidden by the glumes; when young covered by a thin greyish fungal membrane that soon flakes away.

Spores slightly flattened, 12–14 µm thick, in plane view subcircular, ellipsoidal, subpolyangular to moderately irregular, 17–25 (–27) × 15–20 µm, reddish brown; wall uniformly 1.0–1.5 µm thick, or thicker at the angles (to 3 µm), finely and densely uniformly verruculose; light-refractive areas sparse; internal swellings absent; spore profile smooth, finely wavy or finely serrulate.
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Roger Shivas
Author
Roger Shivas
Created
11/11/2010 02:39 AEST
Last Updated
16/11/2010 13:23 AEST
Citation
Roger Shivas (2010) Carpha Smut (Anthracoidea carphae) Updated on 11/16/2010 1:23:53 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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