Capnodiales » Teratosphaeriaceae


Meristemomyces Isola & Onofri, in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 128 (2019).

Index Fungorum number: IF 829411; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07017, 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), 2 species with molecular data.

Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Colonies growing slowly up to 40 mm, dark in reverse and obverse, smooth, moist, cerebriform, lobed, with irregular margin. Hyphae pale to dark brown, torulose, septate and thick-walled, from smooth to rugulose; hyphae producing arthroconidia by disarticulation. Conidia thick-walled, pyriform or reniform, mostly with a median septum. Incrustations sometimes present. Teleomorph: unknown (adapted from Crous et al. 2019).

 Type species: Meristemomyces frigidus Isola & Onofri

Notes: Meristemomyces is characterised by pale to dark brown hyphae, and thick-walled, pyriform or reniform conidia. Meristemomyces is a rock-inhabiting genus which occurs in cold environments and lacks a complete morphology. Meristemomyces is currently a distinct and well-supported genus in Teratosphaeriaceae. Molecular markers available for Meristemomyces are ITS, LSU, SSU, BTUB, RPB2, mtSSU.


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