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Apodasmia Smut

Scientific Name
Restiosporium apodasmiae
Scientific Author
Vánky
Taxonomy
Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales, Ustilaginaceae
Status
Native Australian Species
Reliability
High
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Restiosporium apodasmiae on Apodasmia brownii - DAR 76749. Scale bar = 5 mm.
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Roger Shivas DEEDI
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Diagnostic Notes
Sori in all nuts of an inflorescence, hidden by the floral envelopes, filled with a blackish brown semi-agglutinated to granular-powdery mass of spore balls.

Spore balls subglobose, ovoid, ellipsoidal, elongate or irregular, 30–120 × 30–80 (–100) µm, yellowish to reddish brown, rather permanent, composed of tens or hundreds(?) of spores that separate by pressure.

Spores subglobose, ovoid, ellipsoidal to slightly irregular, 9–16 (–17) × 8.0–13.5 µm, yellowish brown; wall uniformly 1–3 µm thick, smooth on the contact sides, with large low rounded warts on the free surface; spore profile wavy.
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Roger Shivas
Author
Roger Shivas
Created
07/12/2010 10:01 AEST
Last Updated
07/12/2010 10:01 AEST
Citation
Roger Shivas (2010) Apodasmia Smut (Restiosporium apodasmiae) Updated on 12/7/2010 10:01:43 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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