Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Monacrosporium eudermatum

Basionym: Dactylaria eudermata Drechsler, Mycologia 42: 40. 1950.

Newly proposed epiphet: Arthrobotrys eudermata (Drechsler) M. Scholler, Hagedorn & A. Rubner, Sydowia 51: 102. (MycoBank). 1999.

Monacrosporium eudermatum (Drechsler) Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 42: 293. 1963.

 Description: Vegetative hyphae hyaline, erect, septate, usually 5?8 μm at the base, tapering gradually upward, 2?3.5 μm at the tip, simple or branched near the apex, sometimes producing a single conidium and sometimes bearing obovoid, broadly round at the tip, 2?4 septate, mostly 3?septate, the middle cell usually the largest, 32?44 × 13?26 μm; trapping nematodes by means of loops or three-dimensional adhesive networks.

Taiwan, Taipei County, Wulai, litter, 15 Oct. 1991, A015 (BCRC 32749); Taiwan, Nantou County, Hui-Sun Forest station, soil, 6 Apr. 1989, C001 (BCRC 32753); Taiwan, Pingtung County, Haifong, soil, 25 Apr. 1990, E002 (BCRC 32757). J. Y. Liou.

 Habitat: litter, soil.

Australia, Burkina Faso, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, USA.


Tzean, SS. et al. 1997


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

 Note: M. eudermatum is characterized by its trapping devices, unusual width of conidia and producing a single conidium at the tip of the conidiophore and additional spores singly on its apex branches.