Pleurothecium Höhn., Ber. dt. bot. Ges. 37: 154 (1919)

MycoBank number: MB 9475; Index Fungorum number: IF 9475; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05317; 11 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 6 species with sequence data.

Type speciesPleurothecium recurvatum (Morgan) Höhn.

NotesPleurothecium was introduced by Höhnel (1919) to accommodate P. recurvatum (Morgan) Höhn (Goos 1969). Fernández et al. (1999) introduced a sexual genus Carpoligna and linked it to Pleurothecium. Réblová et al. (2016b) proposed using Pleurothecium rather than Carpoligna, because of its priority and greater number of species. Pleurothecium floriforme is illustrated in this entry.

Figure 204 Pleurothecium floriforme (Material examined – THAILAND, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, on decaying wood submerged in a freshwater stream, 25 December 2014, Jaap van Strien, Site 5-2-1, MFLU 15-1163, holotype, GZAAS 17-0013, isotype), ex-type living cultures MFLUCC 15-0628, GZCC 15-0063). a Colonies on natural substrate. b Conidiogenous cells. c, d Conidiogenous cells with conidia. e, f Conidiophores with conidia. g-j Conidia. Scale bars: a = 500 μm, b-d = 20 μm, e, f = 100 μm, g-j = 15 μm.