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 Scientific Name: Monacrosporium gephyropagum

Monacrosporium gephyropagum (Drechsler) Subram. [as 'gephyrophagum'], J. Indian bot. Soc. 42: 293 1964.

Basionym: Dactylella gephyropaga Drechsler, Mycologia 29: 512. 1937.

 Description: Colonies on CMA 2–2.1 cm diam. in 7 days at 27 ℃, densely cottony, white, with crenate margins, reverse white. Mycelium spreading, vegetative hyphae hyaline, septate, branched, 2–7 μm wide. Adhesive branches cylindrical, 21–35 μm long, 6–8 μm wide, with finely granular protoplasm, 1–2 septate, strongly constricted at the septa, sometimes becoming fused with one another and thereby forming two-dimensional networks which occasionally are rectangular or semicircular but more usually are of irregular shape. Conidiophores hyaline, erect, simple, 150–370 μm high, 3–7 μm wide at the base, tapering upward to a width of 2–2.5 μm at the tip, with a terminal conidium. Conidia hyaline, broadly fusiform, 40–53 × 18–25 μm, rounded at apex, pointed toward the truncate base, 3–4 septate, occasionally 2 or 5 septate, septa being laid down closely to two ends, leading to the middle cell much larger of 19–25 μm long. Chlamydospores not observed.

Taiwan, Kaohsiung County: Maolin Township, from soil, 8 Feb. 2007, K.T. Chen, ML22. Penghu County, from soil, 20 Apr. 2007, F.C. Liao, PH23.

 Habitat: soil.

Finland, Taiwan, U.K., U.S.A.


Drechsler, CE. 1937; Li, TF et al. 2000; Rubner, A. 1996.


C. Y. Chen and C. C. Kuo

 Note: M. gephyropagum is morphologically similar to M. cionopagum. However, they can be distinguished by the trapping structure. The adhesive branches are usually mutually linked to form a scalariform network in M. gephyropagum, which are mostly separate in M. cionopagum. Additionally, conidia in M. cionopagum are longer (35–60 × 13–21 μm, Li et al., 2000).