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Remarks (internal):Macalpinomyces patilorum differs from M. digitariae Vánky & R.G. Shivas (type on Digitaria gibbosa (R. Br.) P. Beauv., Australia), especially in the sterile cells. These in the Australian species are in irregular groups or single, measuring 7-13 x 8-14 µm, are pale yellowish-brown, with a 1-1.5(-2) µm thick wall.  
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Description:Macalpinomyces patilorum Vánky & A.R. Patil, nom. nov.
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Replacing Macalpinomyces digitariae A.R. Patil, T.M. Patil & M.S. Patil, J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol. 34:838, 2004 (later homonym, non M. digitariae Vánky & R.G. Shivas, 2003). - Type on Digitaria ternata, India, Maharashtra State, Kolhapur, Shivaji University Campus, 21.IX.1995, M.S. Patil, HCIO 42826; isotypes Kolhapur W.I.F. 1504, HUV 21251. Sori in some ovaries of an inflorescence, inconspicuous, 3-4 mm long, more or less hidden by the floral envelopes, at first covered by a thick, dark brown peridium which ruptures irregularly disclosing the dark brown, semiagglutinated to granular-powdery mass of (pseudo) spore balls and spores intermixed with sterile cells. Spore balls extremely variable in shape and size, composed of tens or hundreds of spores which separate easily by pressure. Spores subglobose, ovoid, ellipsoidal to usually rounded subpolyhedrally irregular, 6.5-9 x 7-12 µm, yellowish- to reddish-brown; wall even, c. 0.5 µm thick, from apparently smooth to finely, rather densely verrucose or verrucose-echinulate, spore profile smooth to finely wavy. Sterile cells single, globose or subglobose, 10-28 µm long, subhyaline to pale yellowish-brown; wall even, c. 0.5 µm thick, smooth.
On Poaceae: Digitaria ternata Stapf; S. Asia (India). Known only from the type collection.
Etymology: This species is named in honour of the two eminent mycologists from Kolhapur (M.S., India), Prof. M.S. Patil, and the late Prof. T.M. Patil, authors of numerous mycological papers, in which a great number of new taxa of various microfungi have been described, including also this smut fungus.
 
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