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Bhagirathimyces S.M. Singh & S.K. Singh, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 100: 93–97 (2020)

Index Fungorum number: IF 830751; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06121, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 1 species with molecular data.

Isolated from Cryconite of glacier. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Colonies slow growing, brown to black, reverse black. Mycelium partly immersed, partly superficial, single or interwoven, sub hyaline to light olivaceous, brown, smooth to rough-walled. Chlamydospores produced in chain, intercalary, swollen, sub hyaline to light olivaceous. Conidiophores semi-macronematous, mononematous, small to median large, arising from superficial hyphae, simple to branched, sub hyaline to light olivaceous, smooth to minutely irregularly roughened, 1–3-septate. Conidia solitary or catenate, highly variable in shape and size, lobed, globose to sub globose, clavate, muriform, often with a pale protuberant basal stalk cell, persistent to sessile, smooth-walled to sometimes spinulose, dark brown to blackish brown, sometimes olivaceous brown (adapted from Hyde et al. 2020).


Type species: Bhagirathimyces himalayensis S.M. Singh & S.K. Singh


Notes:  Bhagirathimyces is characterized by a combination of morphological characters such as dimensions of conidia and conidiophores, shape and septation patterns in conidia. Phylogenetically, Bhagirathimyces is a distinct genus in Phaeosphaeriaceae.


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