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Niesslia-like Perithecia on Well Rotted Alnus Trunk
Peter Thompson, 13-05-2018 12:43
Hello Everyone,

I have found some tiny, spherical perithecia with short hairs growing on decorticated and well decayed wood from a trunk of Alnus glutinosa.

The hairs are thick walled, dark brown, with bulbous bases and rounded tips. They strongly resemble the rigid hairs of species of Niesslia, typically measuring 82.5 - 92.5 x 5.25 um. 

The spores are 8- 11-septate, filled with tiny drops in all cells and typically measuring 56 - 65 x 8 - 8.5 um. Hyaline and tapering to rounded ends. there are 8 spores per ascus. The ascus tips show no reaction to lugol.

I have attached a photo of the fruit bodies and a micro photo of the hairs, asci and spores.

I wonder if anyone has an idea as to what they might be?

Thank You,
With Best Wishes,

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Gernot Friebes, 13-05-2018 12:51
Re : Niesslia-like Perithecia on Well Rotted Alnus Trunk
Hi, Peter,

the ascomata and ascospores remind me of Acanthostigma – it might be worth looking into that direction.

Best wishes,
Peter Thompson, 13-05-2018 18:36
Re : Niesslia-like Perithecia on Well Rotted Alnus Trunk
Hello Gernot,

Thank you for your reply.

Acanthostigma is an unfamiliar genus for me, so I have had a look into the options for host type and macro / micro characteristics and I now believe that my sample is A. minutum. 

Thank you for your help.

With Best Wishes,