Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Akanthomyces johnsonii

Akanthomyces johnsonii (Massee) Vincent, Seifert & Samson, Mycologia 80:685. 1988..

 Description: Colonies diameter on V8 Juice Agar 55 mm in 30 days at 25°C, effuse, velvety to villose, white; reverse white. Mycelium immersed, composed of branched, septate, hyaline, smooth hyphae. Synnemata often clustered, 278.0-2063.0 μm, Conidiophores semimacronematous to macronematous, straight; individual treads septate, smooth, hyaline. Conidiogenous cells enteroblastic, phialidic, terminal or lateral, 9.2-21.6 × 2.3-4.2 μm. Conidia borne in chain, doliiform, fusoid or ovoid, smooth, hyaline, 3.0-4.3 × 1.3-3.3 μm.

Taiwan, Taipei County, on a rotten leaf, 6 Oct. 1986. TNTU 454 (dried culture). leg. J.L. Chen.

 Habitat: on rotten leaf.

Taiwan, Gold Coast, United States of America, Canada, England, Indonesia, Australia.


Vincent et al., 1988.


J. L. Chen and S. S. Tzean

 Note: This species is characterized by producing white synnemata with phialidic conidiogenous cells and catenulate conidia (Vincent et al., 1988).