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Muripulchra Z.L. Luo, Hong Y. Su & K.D. Hyde, in Luo et al., Cryptog. Mycol. 38(1): 36 (2017).

Index Fungorum number: IF 818825; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02651, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum, 2022), 1 species with molecular data.

Saprobic on submerged decaying wood. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Colonies effuse, punctiform, superficial, sporodochial, dark brown. Mycelium composed of immersed or partly superficial, septate, branched, brown hyphae, forming sporodochia with a stromatic base. Conidiophores micronematous, arising from stroma. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, erect, smooth, pale brown, narrow at the base, wide above, cylindrical, with narrow cell-lumen, arising directly on stroma. Conidia obpyriform, rounded at top, truncate at base, septate to muriform, longitudinally septate in above 2-4 cells, smooth, thick-walled, granulate, often carrying part of conidiogenous cells at the base as a broken frill (Adapted from Luo et al., 2017).


Type species: Muripulchra aquatica Z.L. Luo, H.Y. Su & K.D. Hyde


Notes: Muripulchra was introduced by Luo et al. (2017) with M. aquatica as type species. Muripulchra is unique in having obpyriform conidia frequently carrying part of conidiogenous cells at the base as a broken frill. Muripulchra is morphologically and phylogenetically a distinct and well-defined genus in Tubeufiaceae. Molecular markers available for Muripulchra are LSU, ITS, RPB2 and TEF-1.


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