Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Acrodontium crateriforme

Chloridium crateriforme J.F.H. Beyma, Zentbl. Bakt. ParasitKde, Abt. II 89: 241 1933.

Acrodontium crateriforme (J.F.H. Beyma) de Hoog, Stud. Mycol. 1: 26 1972.

Tritirachium crateriforme (J.F.H. Beyma) Matsush., Icon. microfung. Matsush. lect. (Kobe): 160 1975.

 Description: Colonies growing rather slowly on Patota Dextrose Agar at 25℃, floccose, velvety or lanose, gray olivaceous, reverse dark green or black. Myclium hyaline or light brown, composed of branched, septate, smooth hyphae, 1 - 3 μm wide. Conidiophores erected solely or in groups, arising from mycelium, scattered, rarely septate and branched, 13 - 28 × 2 - 3 μm, elongated, termini zig-zag, wider at base and tapering toward the apex, 0.8 - 1 μm wide. Conidia hyaline to light brown, ellipsoidal or guttuliform, smooth-walled, 1-celled, 3.7 - 4.5 × 2 - 3 μm.

Taiwan, Taitung County, on insect feces, Mar 2007.

 Habitat: On insect feces

Taitung, Taiwan.


de Hoog, G. S., 1972.


S. S. Tzean and T. W. Huang.

 Note: Our isolate is conspecific to the described A. crateriforme, characterized by erect conidiophores arising from surfacial hyphae, solitary, elongate, zig-zag-shaped, bearing sympodial conidia. These characters are similar to the genus of Tritirachium, though with minor difference. For instance, the branched conidiophores shown in Tritirachium were not readily accessable in Acrodontium, thus can be easily distinguished between them.