Bhagirathimyces S.M. Singh & S.K. Singh, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 100: 93–97 (2020).

MycoBank number: MB 830751; Index Fungorum number: IF 830751; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06121; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesBhagirathimyces himalayensis S.M. Singh & S.K. Singh, in Hyde et al., Fungal Diversity 100: 93–97 (2020).

NotesBhagirathimyces was introduced as a monotypic genus to accommodate a hyphomycetous asexual morph. The genus was isolated from cryconite of glacier originated from Indian Himalayas and is characterized by semi-macronematous, mononematous, 1–3-septate conidiophores, with dark brown to blackish brown, lobed, globose to subglobose, clavate, muriform conidia (Hyde et al. 2020b). Bhagirathimyces differs from two other hyphomycetous genera in Phaeosphaeriaceae in having dark brown, muriform, globose to subglobose conidia. Bhatiellae has brown to olivaceous brown, ellipsoidal to fusiform, 5–8-distoseptate conidia (Wanasinghe et al. 2018c). Bhagirathimyces resembles the asexual morph of Populocrescentia in having muriform globose to subglobose conidia. However, the latter has pale brown to dark brown, verrucose or incidentally tuberculate conidia and less septation (Wanasinghe et al. 2018c). Phylogenetic analyses have shown that these two genera are distinct.