Xenodactylaria Crous, Persoonia 41: 289 (2018)
MycoBank number: MB 828193; Index Fungorum number: IF 828193; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10295; 1 species with sequence data.
Type species – Xenodactylaria thailandica Crous
Notes – Dactylaria (de Hoog 1985) is heterogeneous genera (Crous et al. 2016a, 2017a) with the type species, D. purpurella, clustering in Magnaporthales (Klaubauf et al. 2014) and has similarities with Dactylaria and Cylindrosympodium. Xenodactylaria is distinct from Dactylaria and Cylindrosympodium in having hyaline hyphae, conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and hyaline conidia with occur in short chains. Xenodactylaria phylogenetically clusters on its own. In this study, X. thailandica is illustrated.
Figure 262 – Xenodactylaria thailandica (redrawn from Crous et al. 2018b). a, b Conidial attachments to the mycelia. c Conidiogenous cells. d-g conidia. Scale bars: a-g = 10 µm.