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Digitodesmium elegans

Digitodesmium elegans P.M. Kirk, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 77(2): 286 (1981).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 111430; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11495, Fig. 1

Description: see Kirk (1981); Boonmee et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Kirk (1981); Boonmee et al. (2016).

Fig. 1 Digitodesmium elegans (redrawn from Fig. 3 in Kirk 1981). a, b Young conidia. c–e Conidia with developing apical gelatinous cap. Scale bars: a–e = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Digitodesmium comprises saprobic taxa associated with decaying wood in freshwater habitats or in the soil (Nobrega et al. 2021). Digitodesmium comprises seven species known on several host plants. Digitodesmium bambusicola is reported on bamboo culms submerged in river in Asia (Philippines), D. chiangmaiense on dead wood in Asia (Thailand), D. elegans on rotten wood of Quercus robur in United Kingdom, D. heptasporum on wood submerged in a stream in Asia (China), D. intermedium was isolated from plant debris in Europe (Spain), D. macrosporum was isolated from soil in Europe (Spain) and D. recurvum is known from wood submerged in stream in Asia (Hong Kong).



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Cai L, Guo XY, Hyde KD. 2008 – Morphological and molecular characterisation of a new anamorphic genus Cheirosporium, from freshwater in China. Persoonia 20, 53–58.

Dong W, Wang B, Hyde KD, McKenzie EHC et al. 2020 – Freshwater Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 105, 319–575.

Kirk PM. 1981 – New or interesting microfungi II. Dematiaceous hyphomycetes from Esher Common. Surrey. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 77, 279–297.

Nóbrega TF, Ferreira BW, Barreto RW. 2021 – Digitodesmium polybrachiatum sp. nov., a new species of Dictyosporiaceae from Brazil. Mycological Progress 20, 1135–1144.

Tsui CKM, Berbee ML, Jeewon R, Hyde KD. 2006 – Molecular phylogeny of Dictyosporium and allied genera inferred from ribosomal DNA. Fungal Diversity 21, 157–166.


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