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Elasticomyces elasticus

Elasticomyces elasticus Zucconi & Selbmann, in Selbmann et al., Stud. Mycol. 61: 11 (2008).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 511297; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11374, Fig. 1

 Description: see Selbmann et al. (2008); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014).

Material examined: see Selbmann et al. (2008); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014).

            Fig. 1 Elasticomyces elasticus (CBS 122538, re-drawn from Selbmann et al. 2008). a Vegetative hypha. b, c Branched fertile hyphae producing conidia by fragmentation. d Disarticulating fertile hyphae where cells remain joint by connectives. e Swelling hyphae. Scale bar = 20 µm.

Importance and distribution

Elasticomyces species are rock species or acidophilic and are successful colonizers even in nutrient-poor and dry habitats because of restricted competition with other organisms (Gorbushina 2007). Elasticomyces comprises only one species known on Usneae antarcticae (Parmeliaceae) in Antarctica.



Gorbushina AA. 2007 Life on the rocks. Environmental Microbiology 9, 1613–1631.

Quaedvlieg W, Binder M, Groenewald JZ, Summerell BA et al. 2014 – Introducing the consolidated species concept to resolve species in the Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 33, 1– 40.

Selbmann L, Hoog S, Zucconi L, Isola D et al. 2008 Drought meets acid: Three new genera in a dothidealean clade of extremotolerant fungi. Studies in Mycology 61, 1–20.


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