Acrodictys M.B. Ellis, Mycological Papers 79: 5 (1961)

MycoBank number: MB 7034; Index Fungorum number: IF 7034; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06601; 25 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 10 species with sequence data (Luo et al. 2019).

Type speciesAcrodictys bambusicola M.B. Ellis

Notes – Ellis (1961) introduced Acrodictys, typified by A. bambusicola. Baker et al. (2002) reviewed the status of Acrodictys and refined the generic concept in a stricter sense. Based on the narrower concept, some species were excluded from Acrodictys and transferred to new genera, for example, Junewangia, Rhexoacrodictys, Pseudoacrodictys and Ramoacrodictys (Baker et al. 2002, Baker & Morgan-Jones 2003, Zhao et al. 2009). Seifert et al. (2011) provided a taxonomic key to Acrodictys and similar genera. The sexual morph of A. aquatica is illustrated in this entry (Fig. 25).

Figure 25 Acrodictys aquatica (Material examined – THAILAND, Chiang Rai Province, Muang, Ban Nang Lae Nai, on decaying wood submerged in a freshwater stream, 31 December 2016, NG Liu, CR004, MFLU 18-0040, holotype). a Specimen. b, c Colonies on substrate. d-f Conidiophores and conidia. g, h Conidiogenous cells and conidia. i-m Conidia. Scale bars: b = 100 μm, c = 50 μm, d-f = 15 μm, g, h = 10 μm, i-m = 5 μm.


  • Acrodictys bambusicola