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Juncus Smut

Scientific Name
Entorrhiza casparyana
Scientific Author
(Magnus) Lagerh.
Taxonomy
Basidiomycota, Entorrhizomycetes, Entorrhizales, Entorrhizaceae
Status
Native Australian Species
Reliability
High
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Entorrhiza casparyana on Juncus planifolius - DAR 26257. Scale bar = 5 mm.
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Roger Shivas DEEDI
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Diagnostic Notes
Sori on roots forming elongate often branched-digitate dark brown galls to 15 mm long.

Spores globose or subglobose, (12.0–) 13.5–23.0 (–28.0) µm diam., solitary or sometimes in pairs and then often with flattened contact sides, light yellow to yellowish brown; wall 2-layered, very variable in thickness and ornamentation, (1–) 2–4 (–10) µm thick, often with well-developed warts and tubercles, sometimes smooth.

Spore germination resulting in spores becoming 4-celled by 2 perpendicular divisions, forming 4 basidial cells that remain in the spores; each cell producing a long thin pedicel on which 1–4 terminal falcate or looped basidiospores are produced; on solid media the basidial cells producing branched hyphae.
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Roger Shivas
Author
Roger Shivas
Created
19/11/2010 03:53 AEST
Last Updated
19/11/2010 15:53 AEST
Citation
Roger Shivas (2010) Juncus Smut (Entorrhiza casparyana ) Updated on 11/19/2010 3:53:23 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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