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Eleutheromyces mycophilus

Eleutheromyces mycophilus (Höhn.) Nag Raj, Coelomycetous Anamorphs with Appendage-bearing Conidia: 345 (1993)

= Eleutheromycella mycophila Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 117: 1023 (1908)

= Eleutheromyces pseudosubulatus Crous & A. Giraldo, in Crous, et al., Sydowia 67: 102 (2015)



Fungicolous on rotting basidiomata of Trametes versicolor and Lactarius scrobiculatus (Russulaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata 250–500 µm diam., 200–400 µm high, dark brown to black, pycnidial, solitary to gregarious, deeply immersed or immersed to semi-immersed, oval or globose to subglobose, unilocular, glabrous, gelatinous, thick- and smooth-walled, papillate, ostiolate. Ostiole circular, single, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall 19–66 µm wide, composed of textura angularis with cells thick-walled, dark brown to paler towards the conidial hymenium. Conidiophores arising all around the cavity of the conidiomata, hyaline, often branched and broader at base, variously curved, septate, smooth-walled. Conidiogenous cells 6–10 × 2–4 µm, hyaline, enteroblastic, phialidic, subcylindrical to lageniform, with apical periclinal thickening at the collarette zone, integrated, indeterminate, smooth-walled. Conidia body 4–13 × 1–3.5 µm ( = 6.5 × 2 µm; n = 50), hyaline, ellipsoidal or lenticular or cylindrical, unicellular, bearing tubular, attenuated appendages at each end, apical appendage 7–18 ( = 13) µm long, basal appendage 2–5 ( = 3) µm long.


Material examined: Austria, Wiener-Wald, Gcorgenberg, Purkersdorf, on rotting bsidiomata of Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd, 2 August 1907, v. Hohnel (FH 00290437, holotype).


Eleutheromyces mycophilus (FH 00290437, holotype). a, b Herbarium specimen. c–e Appearance of dark brown conidiomata on the host. f Ostiole. gh Vertical section of conidiomata. i Section of peridium. j–m Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. nq Conidia. Scale bars c–e, g–h = 100 µm, f= 50 µm, i = 20 µm, j, no, q = 10 µm, km, p = 5 µm.




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