Capnodiales » Extremaceae


Saxophila Selbmann & de Hoog, in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 131 (2019).

Index Fungorum number: IF 829431; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06852, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), 1 species with molecular data.

Colonies slow growing, up to 10 mm, brown and velvety in the obverse, raised centrally, flat near the periphery, with undulate margin; dark in reverse. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Hyphae smooth, straight, curved to geniculate, pale brown, branched, with occasional anastomoses, holoblastically proliferating, consisting of spherical cells when simple, cylindrical when uniseptate, eventually disarticulating. Conidiophores micronematous, conidia arthric. Conidia globose to ellipsoidal, brown, multicellular bodies terminally or intercalarily produced in late stages (adapted from Isola et al. 2016).


            Type species: Saxophila tyrrhenica Selbmann & de Hoog


Notes: Saxophila was introduced by Isola et al. (2015) and validated by Crous et al. (2019b). Saxophila is characterised by smooth, straight, curved to geniculate, pale brown hyphae, globose to ellipsoidal, brown, multicellular bodies. Saxophila lacks a complete morphology and the sexual morph is unknown. Saxophila is phylogenetically a distinct genus in Extremaceae. Molecular markers available for Saxophila are ITS and LSU.


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