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Bahusandhika indica

Bahusandhika indica (Subram.) Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 35: 469 (1956).

            ≡ Polydesmus indicus Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 33: 33 (1954).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 512793; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09666, Fig. 1

 Description: see Subramaniam (1956).

 Material examined:  see Subramaniam (1956).

Fig. 1 Bahusandhika indica (HSAUP H6171, redrawn from Subramaniam 1956). Chain of blastospores with separating cells. Scale bar = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Bahusandhika comprises nine species known on four host plants and families namely Arecaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Poaceae and Rubiaceae. Bahusandhika grootfonteinensis has been isolated from brown sandy soil. Bahusandhika rhombic was found on dead wood and B. sundara was found on dead stems. Bahusandhika is reported from Asia (India), Central America (Costa Rica, Panama), New Zealand, North America (Mexico) and South America (Venezuela). More fresh collections and sequence data are needed for this genus.



Crane J, Miller A. 2016 –Studies in genera similar to Torula: Bahusaganda, Bahusandhika, Pseudotorula, and Simmonsiella gen. nov. IMA fungus 7, 29–45.

Liu NG, Lin CG, Liu JK, Samarakoon MC et al. 2018 – Lentimurisporaceae, a new pleosporalean family with divergence times estimates. Cryptogamie Mycologie 39, 259–282.

Subramanian CV. 1956 – Hyphomycetes - II. Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 35, 446–494.


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