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Matsushimamyces bohaniensis

Matsushimamyces bohaniensis Rah. Sharma, Roh. Sharma & Crous, in Sharma, Sharma & Crous, IMA Fungus 6(2): 339 (2015).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 810896; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09722 , Fig. 1

 Description: see Sharma et al. (2015).

 Material examined:  see Sharma et al. (2015).

Fig. 1 Matsushimamyces bohaniensis (CBECH 001, holotype; redrawn from Sharma et al. 2015). a Colony. b Developing conidia on surface of primary culture. c Developing conidia on horse hair. Scale bars = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Matsushimamyces comprises two species. Matsushimamyces bohaniensis was found on hair of horse from garbage frequented by pigs in Asia (India (Madhya Pradesh)) while M. venustus was found on decaying leaf in Caribbean (Cuba).



Castañeda-Ruiz R, Decock C, Saikawa M, Gené J, Guarro J. 2000 – Polyschema obclaviformis sp. nov., and some new records of hyphomycetes from Cuba. Cryptogamie Mycologie 21, 215–220.

Sharma R, Sharma R, Crous PW. 2015 – Matsushimamyces, a new genus of keratinophilic fungi from soil in central India. IMA fungus 6, 337–343.


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