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Aeminium ludgeri

Aeminium ludgeri J. Trovão, I. Tiago & A. Portugal, in Trovão et al., MycoKeys 45: 64 (2019).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 824977; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08050, Fig. 1

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.


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