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Neohelicascus aquaticus

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, [148] (2020).

Helicascus aquaticus H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde, Sydowia 65(1): 155 (2013).

Index Fungorum number: IF 557922; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09264, Fig. 1

Description: see Dong et al. (2020).

Material considered: see Dong et al. (2020).

Fig. 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 distribution

Neohelicascus comprises eight species known on decaying wood submerged in fresh water, dead wood from a thermal stream, and submerged wood of Alnus glutinosa (Betulaceae). Neohelicascus is reported from Africa (Egypt), Asia (China (Yunnan), Thailand), Europe (France) and South America (Chile).



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

Zhang H, Hyde KD, Abdel-Wahab MA, Abdel-Aziz FA et al. 2013–A modern concept for Helicascus with a Pleurophomopsis-like asexual state. Sydowia 65, 147–166.

Zhang JQ, Zhou YP, Dou ZP, Fournier J, Zhang Y. 2015 – Helicascus unilocularis sp. nov., a new freshwater pleosporalean ascomycete from the Caribbean area. Mycological Progress 14, 1–8.

Zhang Y, Liu YJ, Zhou YP, Zhang XD, Cui BK, He SH, Fournier J. 2014 – Helicascus gallicus sp. nov., a new freshwater pleosporalean ascomycete from France. Phytotaxa 183, 183–192.


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