Capnodiales » Teratosphaeriaceae


Elasticomyces Zucconi & Selbmann, Stud. Mycol. 61: 11 (2008).

Index Fungorum number: IF 511296; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07007, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), 1 species with molecular data

Acidophilic on host substrate. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Hyphomyceteous. Colonies compact, felted, clumped, black, slow growing. Mycelium composed of long, branched, septate, thin-walled, colorless or yellowish to pale brown hyphae. Fertile hyphae more pigmented and thicker-walled, repeatedly branched at roughly right angle, septate, forming conidia by fragmentation. Arthroconidia catenate, one or pluricellular, cylindrical, with truncated ends due to schizolytic secession (adapted from Selbmann et al. 2008).

Type species: Elasticomyces elasticus Zucconi & Selbmann

Notes: Elasticomyces is a hyphomycetous genus characterised by yellowish to pale brown hyphae and catenate conidia. In the phylogenetic analyses of Selbmann et al. (2008) based on combined ITS and SSU sequence data, Elasticomyces elasticus clustered sister to Friedmanniomyces. Elasticomyces is morphologically and phylogenetically a distinct genus in Teratosphaeriaceae. Molecular markers available for Elasticomyces includes LSU, ITS, BTUB and RPB2.




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