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Baloskion Smut

Scientific Name
Restiosporium pallentis
Scientific Author
Vánky & R.G. Shivas
Taxonomy
Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales, Ustilaginaceae
Status
Native Australian Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

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Restiosporisorium pallentis on Baloskion pallens - BRIP 46102. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Source
Desley Tree DEEDI
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Diagnostic Notes
Sori in all capsules of an inflorescence, c. 1.0–1.2 mm long and 0.8 mm wide, hidden by the floral envelopes, filled with a black semi-agglutinated to powdery mass of spore balls.

Spore balls globose, ovoid, slightly irregular or rarely elongate, 30–90 (–100) × 30–70 µm, dark reddish brown to opaque, composed of tens to 100(?) readily separating spores.

Spores subpolyhedrally to polyhedrally irregular, rarely ellipsoidal, often with 1 or several subacute tips, 9–16 (–17.5) × 7–11 µm, medium dark olivaceous brown; wall uneven, 0.5–1.0 µm thick, thickest at the angles, often with 1–3 acute lines along the flattened sides, smooth; in SEM free surface rough.
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Specimen Contact
Roger Shivas
Author
Roger Shivas
Created
07/12/2010 01:49 AEST
Last Updated
07/12/2010 13:49 AEST
Citation
Roger Shivas (2010) Baloskion Smut (Restiosporium pallentis ) Updated on 12/7/2010 1:49:03 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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