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Paradictyoarthrinium diffractum

Paradictyoarthrinium diffractum Matsush., Matsush. Mycol. Mem. 9: 18 (1996)

Index Fungorum number: IF 415849; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01854, Fig. 1

Description: see Liu et al. (2015); Prabhugaonkar and Bhat (2011); Doilom et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Liu et al. (2015); Prabhugaonkar and Bhat (2011); Doilom et al. (2017).


Fig. 1 Paradictyoarthrinium diffractum (GUBH 136AP25; re-drawn from Prabhugaonkar and Bhat 2011). a, b Conidiophores and conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Paradictyoarthrinium comprises four species reported from decaying wood in Asia (China (Yunnan), Thailand) and South Africa. Doilom et al. (2017) reported P. diffractum on Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae) in Asia (Thailand) while Matsushima reported it on dead spathe of Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae) in South Africa.




Doilom M, Dissanayake AJ, Phillips AJL, Boonmee S et al. 2017 – Microfungi on Tectona grandis (teak) in Northern Thailand. Fungal Diversity 82, 107–182.

Liu JK, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Ariyawansa HA et al. 2015 – Fungal diversity notes 1–110: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal species. Fungal Diversity 72, 1–197.

Prabhugaonkar A, Bhat DJ. 2011 – New record of Megacapitula villosa and Paradictyoarthrinium diffractum from India. Mycosphere 2, 463–467.


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