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Curvularia

Scientific Name
Curvularia verruciformis
Scientific Author
G.P. Agarwal & V.P. Sahni
Taxonomy
Ascomycota, Dothideomycetes, Pleosporales, Pleosporaceae
Risk
Unknown
Status
Uncertain Status
Reliability
High
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Conidia of Curvularia verruciformis. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Source
Chanintorn Doungsa-ard Department of Agriculture, Thailand
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Diagnostic Notes
Colonies grey to black, velvety, sometimes zonate. Stromata formed readily on rice grains, large, cylindrical, black, usually in groups and often branched. Conidiophores arising singly or in groups, terminally and laterally on the hyphae and on stromata, simple or branched, straight or flexuous, sometimes geniculate, subhyaline to rather pale brown, smooth, septate, up to 150 µm long, 2-6 µm thick. Conidia curved, sometimes geniculate, fusiform to ellipsoidal, 3-5 but almost always 4-distoseptate, cell at each end subhyaline or pale brown and smooth, intermediate cells brown or dark brown and markedly verrucose, middle cell often the largest and darkest, 16-26 (22.4) µm long, 8-12 (9.4) µm thick in the broadest part. Description taken from Sivanesan (1987).
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Specimen Contact
Chanintorn Doungsa-ard
Author
Doungsa-ard, C., Seemadua, S., Beasley, D.R. & Shivas, R.G.
Created
24/02/2011 02:16 AEST
Last Updated
24/02/2011 20:53 AEST
Citation
Doungsa-ard, C., Seemadua, S., Beasley, D.R. & Shivas, R.G. (2011) Curvularia (Curvularia verruciformis) Updated on 2/24/2011 8:53:48 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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