Trichothecium Link, Mag. Gesell. naturf. Freunde, Berlin 3(1-2): 18 (1809)
MycoBank number: MB 10303; Index Fungorum number: IF 10303; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13427; 27 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with sequence data.
Type species – Trichothecium roseum (Pers.) Link
Notes – Species of Trichothecium grow on various fruits and vegetables, as well as cereal grains (Pitt & Hocking 1999) and on decaying vegetation and in soil. Species are characterized by simple hyphae conidiophores and septate, 2-celled, clavate conidia, with the apical cell being larger than the curved basal cell. The sexual morph is undetermined.
Figure 172 – Trichothecium roseum (redrawn from Halstead 1876 in Popular Science Monthly Vol 9). a-c Conidiophores with conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 20 µm, c = 10 µm.