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

Fusarium dimerum Penzig in Saccardo, Michelia 2: 484, 1882.

 Description: On PDA, growth is slow, with pale orange, pionnotal sporodochia formed in the sparse and whitish to pink aerial mycelium. Colonies reach 2.0-2.5 cm diameter for 4 days at 24℃. Some isolates may produce numerous, globose, red to reddish-brown and small sclerotial bodies. Macroconidia are abundant, lunate, 1-2 septate, 11.3-13.3 × 2.5-3.0 μm. The apical cell may be hooked and the basal cell is blunt or slightly notched. Chlamydospores are abundant, globose, smooth-walled, mostly intercalary in hyphae, in pairs or in chains.

Taiwan, Taichung, January 1986, from java fanpalm (Livistona rotundifolia Mart.), NCHU 3434.

 Habitat: in the soil.

Commonly recovered from soil in various geographic regions.


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


J. W. Huang

 Note: The fungus has also been isolated from Citrus poonensis Hort. in Tanei; Sansevieria trifasciata Prain in Chiayi.