Xyladictyochaeta Hern.-Restr., R.F. Castañeda & Gené, Stud. Mycol. 86: 94 (2017)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 820355; MycoBank number: MB 820355; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13589; 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesXyladictyochaeta lusitanica Hern.-Restr., R.F. Castañeda & Gené

Notes Xyladictyochaeta is similar to Dictyochaeta in having setiform conidiophores with integrated, intercalary and terminal phialides and (0–)1-septate conidia with setulae at both ends. However, the phylogenetic analyses show that those genera in different orders i.e. Dictyochaeta (Chaetosphaeriales) and Xyladictyochaeta (Amphisphaeriales) (Crous et al. 2018c, Wei et al. 2018, this study). At present, Xyladictyochaeta is a monotypic genus with Xyladictyochaeta lusitanica isolated from dry leaves of Eucalyptus sp. in Australia and Portugal (Fig. 266) (Hernández- Restrepo et al. 2017, Crous et al. 2018c).

Figure 266 Xyladictyochaeta lusitanica (FMR 12177 ex-type, redrawn from Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2017). a-c Conidiophores. d Conidia. Scale bars: 10 µm.


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