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Penidiellomyces aggregatus

Penidiellomyces aggregatus (Crous) Crous & A.P.M. Duarte, in Duarte et al., Persoonia 38: 85 (2016).

Penidiella aggregata Crous, in Crous & Groenewald, Persoonia 26: 78 (2011).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 817412; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12626, Fig. 1

 Description: see Crous and Groenewald (2011); Duarte et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Crous and Groenewald (2011); Duarte et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Penidiellomyces aggregatus (CBS 117448; re-drawn from Crous and Groenewald 2011). a–c conidiophores with aggregated conidiogenous loci, and short conidial chains. d Conidia. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Penidiellomyces comprises two saprobic species. Penidiellomyces aggregata is known from leaf bracts of Phaenocoma prolifera (Asteraceae) while P. drakensbergensis is reported from leaves of Protea (Proteaceae) in Africa.




Crous PW, Groenewald JZ. 2011 – Why everlastings don’t last. Persoonia 26, 70–84.

Duarte AP, Attili-Angelis D, Baron NC, Groenewald JZ et al. 2017 – Riding with the ants. Persoonia 38, 81–99.


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