Dendryphion Wallr., Fl. crypt. Germ. (Norimbergae) 2: 300 (1833).

MycoBank number: MB 7952; Index Fungorum number: IF 7952; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01741; 30 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with molecular data.

Type speciesDendryphion comosum Wallr., Fl. crypt. Germ. (Norimbergae) 2: 300 (1833).

Notes – Ellis (1971) reported that Dendryphion species were common on dead stems of herbaceous plants and decaying wood. Crous et al. (2014a) introduced Dendryphion europaeum and found it closely related to Torula based on ITS sequence data. Crous et al. (2015a) accepted Dendryphion in Torulaceae based on LSU sequence data. The genus is characterized by macronematous conidiophores, with terminal and intercalary conidiogenous cells on branches, and solitary or catenate, clavate, obclavate to subcylindrical conidia, which are rounded at the apex.


  • Dendryphion comosum