Bhagirathimyces himalayensis S.M. Singh & S.K. Singh, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 100: 95 (2020).
Description: see Hyde et al. (2020).
Material considered: see Hyde et al. (2020).
Fig. 1 Bhagirathimyces himalayensis (AMH 10127, holotype, redrawn from Hyde et al. 2020). a Lobbed conidia (muriform) attached with conidiophores. b Branched conidiophore with attached conidia. c Conidia with a pale basal stalk cell. d Branched conidiophore with muriform conidium. e Macronematous conidiophore with conidium. f Conidia in chain. Scale bars: a−f = 20 µm.
Importance and distribution
Bhagirathimyces comprises only one species known from cryconite of glacier in Asia (India (Himachal Pradesh)). They play a role as freshwater decomposers in the carbon dynamics of cryoconite holes (Hyde et al. 2020).
Hyde KD, Dong Y, Phookamsak R, Jeewon R et al. 2020b – Fungal diversity notes 1151–1276: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity 100, 5–277.