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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Clavicipitaceae
Genus: Aciculosporium
I.Miyake (1908)
Type species
Aciculosporium take
I.Miyake (1908)

Aciculosporium is a genus of fungi in the family Clavicipitaceae.[1] Species of this genus cause witches" broom of bamboo in East Asia. Aciculosporium take grows intercellularly in witches' broom shoots, including shoot apical meristems.[2] The stroma are produced around the apex of the host shoots.


  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. 
  2. ^ Eiji Tanaka. Specific in situ visualization of the pathogenic endophytic fungus Aciculosporium take, the cause of witches’ broom in bamboo Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 July; 75(14): 4829–4834

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