Neohelicascus aquaticus (H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde) W. Dong, K.D. Hyde & H. Zhang, in Dong et al., Fungal Diversity: 10.1007/s13225-020-00463-5,  (2020).
≡ Helicascus aquaticus H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde, Sydowia 65(1): 155 (2013).
Description: see Dong et al. (2020).
Material examined: see Dong et al. (2020).
Figure. 1. Neohelicascus aquaticus (HKAS 102145, re-illustrated from Fig. 81 in Dong et al., 2020). a, b immersed pseudostromata with blackened ostiolar dots. c Pseudoparaphyses. d Bitunicate ascus. e, f Ascospores. g, h Colony on PDA. Scale bars: c, f = 10 μm, d = 30 μm, e = 20 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neohelicascus are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.Bottom of Form
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Neohelicascus have not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Neohelicascus.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neohelicascus has not been reported.
Diversity of the genus
Neohelicascus comprises eight species known on wood or decaying wood submerged in fresh water, dead wood from a thermal stream, submerged wood of Alnus glutinosa (Betulaceae). Neohelicascus is reported from Chile, China (Yunnan), Egypt, France, Martinique and Thailand. Neohelicascus may comprise many more species that awaits discovery.