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Paradendryphiella Woudenb. & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75(1): 207 (2013).

Index Fungorum number: IF 803750; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00530, 2 morphological species (Species fungorum 2022), 2 species with molecular data.

Saprobic or parasitic in terrestrial and marine habitats. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Conidiophores simple or branched, septate or not, straight or flexuous, often nodose with conspicuous, subhyaline, brown pigmentation at the apical region; at times reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells terminal or lateral, with denticles aggregated at apex, with prominent conidial scars, thickened but not darkened; sometimes proliferating with a new head or a short, inconspicuous sympodial rachis. Conidia produced holoblastically, on narrow denticle, smooth, cylindrical to obclavate, straight or slightly flexuous, 1–7 transverse septa, pale to medium brown, often with dark septa (often constricted), and a darkened zone of pigmentation at the apex, and at the hilum, which is thickened, and somewhat protruding, with a minute marginal frill (adapted from Woudenberg et al. 2013).


Type species: Paradendryphiella salina (G.K. Sutherl.) Woudenb. & Crous


Notes: Paradendryphiella is characterised by simple or branched conidiophores with a short, inconspicuous sympodial rachis. Conidiogenous cells are holoblastic, cylindrical to obclavate, straight or slightly flexuous, conidia are 1–7 transverse septate, pale to medium brown. Woudenberg et al. (2013) and Ariyawansa et al. (2015) reported that Paradendryphiella forms a distinct lineage in Pleosporaceae sister to Pleospora s. str and accepted Paradendryphiella as a distinct genus in Pleosporaceae. Molecular markers available for Paradendryphiella are ITS, LSU, SSU, Actin, Calmodulin and RPB2.


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