Dictyochaeta Speg., Physis, Rev. Soc. Arg. Cienc. Nat. 7: 18 (1923)

MycoBank number: MB 7996; Index Fungorum number: IF 7996; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13058; 104 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 13 species with sequence data.

Type speciesDictyochaeta fuegiana Speg.

NotesDictyochaeta was erected by Spegazzini (1923) based on Dictyochaeta fuegiana. Species of this genus are saprobes on decaying plant parts (Whitton et al. 2000, Réblová & Winka 2000, Kuthubutheen & Nawawi 1991). For more details, see note under Codinaea. Dictyochaeta is characterised by macronematous, mononematous, pale brown to dark brown conidiophores, mono- or polyphialidic, sympodially proliferating conidiogenous cells with flared collarettes and hyaline, clavate conidia without setulae (Réblová & Winka 2000).