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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 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.


Quarantine significance

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.



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