Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Hypocreales 
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 Scientific Name: Fusarium decemcellulare

Fusarium decemcellulare Brick, Jber. ver. Angew Bot. 6: 227, 1908.

Conidial state of Nectria rigidiuscula (Berk. & Br.) Sacc.

 Description: On PDA, growth is slow, with cream or yellow, globose or confluent sporodochia formed in abundant, white, powdery, aerial mycelium. Colonies reach 2.5-3.0 cm diameter for 4 days at 24℃. Microconidia formed in long chains and in false heads are hyaline, oval and with a small flattened basal papilla, 0-1 septate, 7.5-12.5 × 3.5-5.0 μm. Macroconidia are very large, thick-walled, cylindrical, slightly curved, with a beaked apical cell and distinct pedicellate foot cell, mostly 6-9 septate, 71.3-97.5 × 7.2-7.5 μm. Chlamydospores are absent. Nectria rigidiuscula (Berk. & Br.) Sacc. is heterothallic or homothallic and the teleomorph is obtained by pairing compatible monoconidial isolates on Sach’s agar media or PDA.

Taiwan, Alishan, September 1985, from creeping sky flower (Duranta repens L.) NCHU 3046.

 Habitat: grow on wood.

Found more frequently in tropical regions.


Leslie, JF and Summerell, BA. 2006; Huang, JW and Sun, SK. 1997.


J. W. Huang

 Note: The fungus has also been isolated from Litchi chinensis Sonn. in Nanhsi; Bambusa multiplex (Lour.) Raeuschel in Chungho; Acer palmatum Thunb. var. pubescens Li in Taichung; Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. in Taichung; Koelreuteria formosana Hayata in Kukuan; Artocarpus altilis (Park.) Fosberg. in Taitung; Camellia sinensis (L.) Ktze in Mintan.