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Curvularia

Scientific Name
Curvularia oryzae
Scientific Author
Bugnic.
Taxonomy
Ascomycota, Dothideomycetes, Pleosporales, Pleosporaceae
Risk
Unknown
Status
Uncertain Status
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Colonies effuse, blackish brown to mid grey, hairy, thin, cottony. Stromata usually rather short, stumpy, black, formed on rice grains. Conidiophores arising singly or in groups, terminally and laterally on the hyphae, also on stromata, simple or branched, straight or flexuous, sometimes geniculate, sometimes with swollen nodes, brown or dark brown, often very pale at the apex, smooth, septate, on natural substrata up to 280 µm long, usually swollen at the base to 9-13 µm, 6-8 µm thick just above the basal swelling, 4-6 µm at the apex; in the culture up to 400 µm long, 3-5 µm long, 3-5 µm thick. Conidia straight, 3-distoseptate, approximately ovoid, obclavate or almost elliptical, with the second cell from the base of the largest, the cell at each end subhyaline or pale brown, intermediate cells brown or dark brown, the largest cell often also the darkest, smooth, on natural substrata 24-41 (34.5) µm long, 13-23 (16.9) µm thick in the broadest part, in culture 24-40 (34.4) x 12-22 µm. Description taken from Sivanesan (1987).
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Chanintorn Doungsa-ard
Author
Doungsa-ard, C., Athipunyakom, P. & Shivas, R.G.
Created
24/02/2011 02:59 AEST
Last Updated
24/02/2011 20:53 AEST
Citation
Doungsa-ard, C., Athipunyakom, P. & Shivas, R.G. (2011) Curvularia (Curvularia oryzae) Updated on 2/24/2011 8:53:57 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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