Corollospora maritima   Werderm,  1922 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Sordariomycetes

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Ascomata 125-252 μm in diameter, solitary or gregarious, globose to subglobose, superficial, often seated with subicula on sand grains or other hard surfaces, ostiolate, papillate, carbonaceous, metallic black. Necks conical to subcylindrical, laterally, or near the basal subiculum and pointing downward. Pseudoparenchyma of hyaline, thin-walled, polygonal or rounded cells filling the venter of young ascomata, deliquescent, cell walls with pit-like thickenings. Asci eight-spored, fusiform or subclavate, unitunicate, thin-walled, deliquescing early. Ascospores 18-51 × 7-17 μm (excluding apical appendages), fusiform or sub-ellipsoidal, one-septate, constricted at the septum, hyaline. Appendages of two types:
(a) primary, polar spine appendage, 9-14 × 1-1.5 μm at both ends, and
(b) secondary, developing by fragmentation of the exosporium; at both ends with fibrous and peritrichous appendages attached to polar spines and around the septum with a sheet-like, flexible, equatorial appendages, 16-20 μm long.

Synonym (s)
Peritrichospora integra Linder, 1944

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Kerala, Tellicherry INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Muzhappilangad INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Kerala, Valapattanam INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Kerala, Kumbla INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Gangavali INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)
• West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Goa, Bambolim INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Kerala, Bekal INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 11/2005-12/2006)
• Pondicherry INDIA (Record: 11/2005-12/2006)
• Karnataka, New Mangalore Port (Lat: 12.93) (Long: 74.8) INDIA (Record: 1994-1995)
• Karnataka, Mangalore Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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