Tamhinispora K.C. Rajeshk. & Rahul Sharma, Mycosphere 4(2): 166 (2013).

Saprobic on submerged wood. Mycelium mostly semi-immersed or immersed, single or interwoven. Stroma none.Setaeand hyphopodia absent.Sexual state: Unknown. Asexual state:Conidiophores absent. Conidiogenous cells, semi-macronematous, unbranched, intercalary in hyphae, almost sessile. Conidia solitary, dry, simple, mostly ovoid or irregular, dictyoseptate, smooth-walled, mature conidia dark brown to blackish with apical appendages. Apical appendages rudimentary or well-developed, arising from apex of conidia, diverging or radiating, pale to dark brown, septate, apex rounded (from Rajeshkumar and Sharma2013).

Type species: Tamhinispora indicaK.C. Rajeshk. & Rahul Sharma

Notes: This unique genus with only an asexual state was described from submerged wood in India (Rajeshkumar and Sharma 2013). The dark brown conidia are adorned with brown to blackish apical appendages, albeit small, are reminiscent of ascomata of Tubeufiaceae. In the phylogenetic analyses it groups basal to Clade F and Clade G of Tubeufia and Helicomyces, with 0.99 PP support clade.

 

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