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Saxophila tyrrhenica

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

            Index Fungorum number: IF 829432; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11121, Fig. 1

Description: see Isola et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Isola et al. (2016).

Fig. 1 Saxophila tyrrhenica (CBS 139725 T = CCFEE 5935, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 6 in Isola et al. 2015). Filamentous, sometimes geniculate, hyphae, composed of simple to uniseptate cells. Scale bar = 20 μm.


Importance and distribution

Saxophila comprises only one species isolated from marble in a cemetery in Europe (Italy).




Crous PW, Schumacher RK, Akulov A, Thangavel R et al. 2019 – New and Interesting Fungi. 2. Fungal systematics and evolution 3, 57–134.

Isola D, Zucconi L, Onofri S, Caneva G, Hoog S, Selbmann L. 2015 – Extremotolerant rock inhabiting black fungi from Italian monumental sites. Fungal Diversity 76, 75–96.


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