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Digitodesmium chiangmaiense

Digitodesmium chiangmaiense Q.J. Shang & K.D. Hyde, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity: 10.1007/s13225-019-00429-2, [27] (2019)

Indexfungroum number: IF556220           Facesoffungi number: FoF05098


Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. Colonies punctiform, sporodochial, scattered, dark brown to black, glistening. Conidiophores micronematous, hyaline to pale brown, unbranched, thin-walled, smooth. Conidiogenous cells monoblastic, integrated, terminal, determinate, hyaline to pale brown, smooth. Conidia acrogenous, solitary, cheiroid, smooth-walled, complanate, brown to dark brown, consisting of three arms closely compact with side arms higher than middle arms, (24–)33–42(–44) × (13–)15–18(–21) µm (x̅ = 38 × 17 µm, n = 45), 5–7-euseptate in each arm,  without appendages attached at the two outer arms, arms (20–)27–37(–38) × (4–)4–7(–8) µm (x̅ = 32 × 5 µm, n = 30), not discrete, unbranched, cylindrical.


Culture characteristics: Conidia germinating on PDA within 24 h. Germ tubes produced from the basal cell. Colonies on PDA reaching 3–5 mm diam. after 7 days at room temperature, colonies circular, with fluffy, dense, white mycelium in the middle and sparse mycelium in the outer ring on the surface with irregular brown margin; in reverse, brown in the middle and pale yellow to brown at the margin.


Habitat: Saprobicon on dead wood


Known distribution: Thailand


Material examined: THAILAND, Chiang Mai Province, Mae Taeng District, Mushroom Research Center, on dead wood, 27 January 2017, Qiuju Shang, M7P4-17 (KUN-HKAS 102163, holotype), ex-type living culture (MFLUCC, ICMP).


GenBank numbers: LSU: MK571766, SSU: MK571775.


Notes: Based on analysis of combined ITS and LSU sequence data, Digitodesmium chiangmaiense (M7P4-17) groups with D. bambusicola (CBS 110279) with moderate support (57% ML, 52% MP and 0.92 BYPP). Digitodesmium chiangmaiense differs from D. bambusicola in lacking appendages on the outer of the arms and having longer conidia (Table 2). In addition, D. chiangmaiense differs from other Digitodesmium species in the dimension and number of arms.