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Isolepis Smut

Scientific Name
Entorrhiza seminarii
Scientific Author
J. Walker
Taxonomy
Basidiomycota, Entorrhizomycetes, Entorrhizales, Entorrhizaceae
Status
Native Australian Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Sori on the roots forming pale brown elongate-cylindrical bent often branching galls, 10–16 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, filled with pale brown agglutinated intracellular spore masses.

Spores lemon-shaped, with a papilla at one end and a short appendage on the opposite end (the remnants of the sporogenous hypha), 26–44 × 20–30 µm (including ornamentation), pale yellow to golden yellow; wall 5–8 µm thick, up to 11 thick at the papilla; surface with coarse ridges parallel to the long axis of the spore; in side view 4–7 ridges visible; viewed from the longitudinal axis, 10–14 ridges visible on the equatorial circumference; ridges often with low or prominent tubercles, in lateral view appearing wavy.
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Roger Shivas
Author
Roger Shivas
Created
19/11/2010 04:33 AEST
Last Updated
19/11/2010 16:33 AEST
Citation
Roger Shivas (2010) Isolepis Smut (Entorrhiza seminarii ) Updated on 11/19/2010 4:33:48 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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