Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Arthrobotrys musiformis

Arthrobotrys musiformis Drechsler, Mycologia 29: 481. 1937..

 Description: Vegetative hyphae hyaline, septate, 3.4?8.2 μm in diam; conidiophores erect, septate, rarely branched, producing a candelabrum-like branching system, each branch bearing a single, terminal conidium; conidia hyaline, elongate obovoidal to ellipsoidal, straight or lightly curved, one-septate slightly below the middle, broadly rounded at the wider distal end, tapering toward the slightly protruded base, 22?44.6 × 6.6?12.2 μm; trapping nematodes by means of three-dimensional adhesive networks.

Taiwan, Nantou County, Sitou, litter, 1 Dec. 1991, I002 (BCRC 32758); Taiwan, Taipei County, Wulai, litter, 15 Oct. 1991, A010 (BCRC 32744). J. Y. Liou

 Habitat: litter

Brazil, Ecuador, France, Hawaii, Netherlands, Nigeria, Taiwan, UK, USA.


Tzean, SS. et al. 1997


G. Y. Liou, S. S. Tzean and J. Y. Liou

 Note: A. musiformis is characterized by its trapping devices and branched conidiophores. conidia are slightly curved and ellipsoidal.