Fusiconidium Jun F. Li, Phookamsak & K.D. Hyde, in Li et al., Phytotaxa 308(2): 208 (2017).

MycoBank number: MB 817936; Index Fungorum number: IF 817936; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02516; 3 morphological species (Pratibha et al. 2017, Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data.

Type speciesFusiconidium mackenziei Jun F. Li, Phookamsak, Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, in Li et al., Phytotaxa 308(2): 211 (2017).

Notes – The genus is characterized by septate, unbranched, brown to dark brown, single, cylindrical conidiophores, enteroblastic, integrated, brown, cylindrical or doliiform conidiogenous cells and acrogenous, solitary, rostrate, fusiform to ellipsoidal, euseptate, pale brown to brown conidia with smooth-walled or verruculose. Three species are accepted in Fusiconidium with molecular data, viz. F. aquaticum, F. indicum, and F. mackenziei (Pratibha et al. 2017, Species Fungorum 2020). Morphologically, Fusiconidium resembles Camposporium and Phragmocephala in conidial shape in Melanommataceae. However, Phragmocephala has synnematous conidiophores and holoblastic conidiogenous cells (Mason & Hughes 1951, Whitton et al. 2012, Su et al. 2015) and Camposporium has denticulate conidiogenous cells, and cylindrical and elongate, multi-septate conidia with cylindrical appendages (Crous et al. 2018b). Phylogenetically, Camposporium and Fusiconidium grouped together within Melanommataceae. We treat these two genera as distinct based on morphological characters and phylogenetic analysis.


  • Fusiconidium mackenziei