Aeminium ludgeri J. Trovão, I. Tiago & A. Portugal, in Trovão et al., MycoKeys 45: 64 (2019).
Description: see Trovão et al. (2019).
Material examined: see Trovão et al. (2019).
Fig. 1 Aeminium ludgeri (DSM 106916, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 2i in Trovão et al. 2019). a Primary hyphae turning toruloid-like. b Intercalary and terminal conidial chains. c Arthroconidia. Scale bar: a–c = 20 μm.
Importance and distribution
Aeminium ludgeri is a microcolonial black fungus occurring on a biodeteriorated limestone art piece in Europe (Portugal). It is categorized as a halotolerant, xerophilic, and facultative alkaliphile. Aeminium comprises only one species. It is a poorly studied genus and more studies are needed to discover new taxa of Aeminium.
Trovão J, Tiago I, Soares F, Paiva DS et al. 2019 – Description of Aeminiaceae fam. nov., Aeminium gen. nov. and Aeminium ludgeri sp. nov. (Capnodiales), isolated from a biodeteriorated art-piece in the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, Portugal. MycoKeys 28, 57–73. https://doi.org/10.3897/mycokeys.45.31799