Castanediella Hern.-Restr., Crous & M.J. Wingf., Persoonia 34: 187 (2015)

MycoBank number: MB 811878; Index Fungorum number: IF 811878; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13016; 16 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 11 with sequence data.

Type speciesCastanediella acaciae Crous, Hern.-Restr. & M.J. Wingf.

NotesCastanediella was introduced by Crous et al. (2015c) and placed in Xylariales genera incertae sedis. The genus is characterized by a hyphomycetous asexual morph with branched or unbranched conidiophores, mono- to polyblastic conidiogenous cells and straight to slightly curved, 0–1-septate conidia. The species are commonly isolated from leaf litter, leaf spots and wood. Currently, the genus comprises 16 species (Crous et al. 2015c, 2016a, b, 2018c, Hernández- Restrepo et al. 2016b, 2017, Wanasinghe et al. 2018, Hyde et al. 2019a, Lin et al. 2019a). In this entry we illustrate Castanediella brevis (Fig. 55).

Figure 55 Castanediella brevis (Material examined – THAILAND, Lampang, Amphoe Mueang Pan, Tambon Chae Son, on decaying leaves, 24 September 2016, Chuangen Lin, LCG 10-1, MFLU 18-1695, holotype). a Host material. b-e Conidiophores on the host surface, conidiophores, conidiogenous cells with conidia. f-i Conidia. Scale bars: b-d = 5 μm, e-i = 10 μm.


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