Queenslandipenidiella Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg et al., Persoonia 33: 29 (2014).
Index Fungorum number: IF 807831; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07032, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 1 species with molecular data.
Saprobic on host. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. Mycelium consisting of smooth, brown, thick-walled, branched, hyphae. Conidiophores macronematous, erect, arising from superficial hyphae, branching penicillate, septate. Conidiogenous apparatus consisting of several sets of branches; primary branches sub cylindrical, brown, smooth, 0–1-septate, giving rise to 1–2 conidiogenous cells or secondary branches; secondary branches 0–1-septate. Conidiogenous cells doliiform to sub cylindrical, brown, smooth, with 1–2 apical scars that are flattened, not darkened, refractive nor thickened. Ramoconidia brown, smooth, with 2–3 apical loci, narrowly ellipsoidal to sub cylindrical. Conidia occurring in short chains, brown, smooth, ellipsoidal, apex obtuse, base sub truncate with or without a flattened inconspicuous hilum (Adapted from Quaedvlieg et al. 2014).
Type species: Queenslandipenidiella kurandae (Crous & J.K. Stone) Quaedvl. & Crous
Notes: Queenslandipenidiella was introduced by Quaedvlieg and Crous in Quaedvlieg et al. (2014) with Q. kurandae as type species. Queenslandipenidiella resembles penidiella in having penicillate conidiophores that produce brown conidia with inconspicuous hila. Queenslandipenidiella differs from Penidiella in having well defined penicillate conidiophores, with clear branching structure which is less seen in Penidiella s. str. Phylogenetically, Queenslandipenidiella is a distinct genus in Teratosphaeriaceae. Molecular markers available for Queenslandipenidiella are ITS, Actin, BTUB, Calmodulin, RPB2 and TEF-1.
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