Deightoniella S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 48: 27 (1952)

MycoBank number: MB 7934; Index Fungorum number: IF 7934; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05076; 14 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesDeightoniella africana S. Hughes

NotesDeightoniella was introduced by Hughes (1952), who described D. africana on living leaves of Imperata cylindrica var. africana in West Africa. The genus, which is worldwide in distribution, is pathogenic and only a hyphomycetous asexual stage is known (see Seifert et al. 2011 for morphology). The phylogeny was introduced in Klaubauf et al. (2014) and an outline of species, and nomenclature has been resolved for this genus (Maharachchikumbura et al. 2015b, 2016b, Zhang et al. 2016, Wijayawardene et al. 2017a, 2018a).

Figure 217 Deightoniella africana (Material examined – GHANA, Togoland, on leaves of Imperata cylindrica var. africana, 28 May 1949, S.J. Hughes 913, IMI 39675(a), type). a-c Herbarium packets and specimens. d Conidiophores on substrate. e Conidiophores. f, g Conidiophores with conidia. h-l Conidia (h-k were using the same scale bar as l). Scale bars: c = 1000 µm, d = 100 µm, e-l = 20 µm.


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