Distoseptispora cylindricospora D.F. Bao, Z.L. Luo, K.D. Hyde & H.Y. Su, sp. nov.
MycoBank number: MB 558840; Index Fungorum number: IF 558840; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10532; Fig. 15
Etymology: Referring to the cylindrical conidia of this fungus
Holotype: HKAS 115796
Saprobic on submerged, decaying wood in freshwater habitats. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Colonies on the substratum superficial, effuse, scattered, gregarious, hairy, brown to dark brown. Mycelium mostly immersed, composed of branched, septate, brown to dark brown, smooth hyphae. Conidiophores 105–157 × 6.5–8.5 μm (x̅ = 131 × 7.5 μm, n = 25), macronematous, mononematous, erect, cylindrical, mostly in a small group of 2–7, rarely solitary, straight or slightly flexuous, unbranched, 18–30-septate, smooth, dark brown. Conidiogenous cells 6–8.5 × 5.5–7.5 μm (x̅ = 7.3 × 6.7 μm, n = 25), holoblastic, monoblastic, integrated, determinate, terminal, cylindrical, brown to dark brown. Conidia 136.5–278 × 8.5–11 μm (x̅ = 207 × 9.5 μm, n = 25), acrogenous, solitary, dry, cylindrical to elongated, straight or slightly curved, truncated at the base, rounded at the apex, 20–65-distoseptate, smooth, greenish-brown to dark brown, hyaline at the apex, smooth, thick-walled.
Culture characteristics: Colonies on PDA attaining 3.5 cm diam., after 4 weeks at room temperature, greyish brown to brown at above, circular, smooth, velvety; reverse black, brown to dark brown.
Material examined: CHINA, Yunnan Province, Dali City, on submerged decaying wood, 12 June 2017, Hongwei Shen, S–1906 (HKAS 115796, holotype); ex-type living culture = DLUCC 1906.
Fig. 15 Distoseptispora cylindricospora (HKAS 115796, holotype). a, b Cononies on the decaying wood. c–h Conidiophores with conidia. i Conidiophores. j, k Conidia. l Colony on MEA. Scale bars: c–h = 100 μm, f, g = 20 μm.