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 speciesTrichothecium 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.


  • Trichothecium roseum