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Vargamyces aquaticus

Vargamyces aquaticus (Dudka) Tóth, Acta Mus. Silesiae, Ser. A 25(3-4): 403 (1980) [1979].

Camposporium aquaticum Dudka, Ukr. bot. Zh. 23: 91 (1966).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 114093; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05229 Fig. 1

Description: see Révay et al. (2014); Hernandez-Restrepo et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Révay et al. (2014); Hernandez-Restrepo et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Vargamyces aquaticus (re-drawn from Figs. 1–3 in Révay et al. 2014). a Detached conidia with frill at the base, conidia with attached hyaline basal cell or with detaching basal cell. b Conidium arising from another conidium. c Conidiophore with conidia and some ruptured basal cells. Scale bar = × 50 µm.

Importance and distribution

Vargamyces comprises only one species known on rotten submerged leaves in Europe (Ukraine).



Dudka IA. 1966 – New and rare species of fungi imperfecti from the basins of the southern part of Kiev Polessye. Ukrainskiy Botanichnyi Zhurnal 23, 91–95.

Hernández-Restrepo M, Gené J, Castañeda-Ruiz RF, Mena-Portales J, Crous PW, Guarro J. 2017 – Phylogeny of saprobic microfungi from Southern Europe. Studies in Mycology 86, 53–97.

Révay A, Goenczoel J, Merényi Z, Bratek Z. 2014 – Re-examination of vargamyces aquaticus - A dematiaceous hyphomycete species. Sydowia -Horn- 66, 6978.


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