Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Nalanthamala sp.

Nalanthamala sp. Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 35: 478 1956.

 Description: Colonies growing slightly slowly on Potato Dextrose Agar at 25℃, villose, floccose, slimy, granular, white, light orange or light pinkish, reverse cream white to light orange. Mycelium partly immersed, composed of branched, septate, smooth, hyaline hyphae, 2 – 4 μm wide. Conidiophores erect, arising from vegetable mycelium, elongated, narrowly cylindrical, phialidic, smooth, occasionally branched, 43 - 66.5 × 2.3 - 3.3 μm. Conidia ellipsoid, unicelled, smooth, hyaline, 6 - 10.5 × 2.5 - 3 μm, forming false-head.

Taiwan, Taitung County, on insect cadavers, May 2008.

 Habitat: On insect cadavers

Taitung, Taiwan.


Rossman, A. Y., G. J. Samuels, C. T. Rogerson and R. Lowen, 1999.


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

 Note: The morphology and conidiogensis of Nalanthamala sp. isolated from insect cadaver was very similar to the Acremonium. Nevertheless, while blasting the GenBank database online, the rDNA (ITS1 - 5.8S - ITS2) sequence of our isolate showed a complete matching E value (e=0) and high indetity index (>97%) to a newly described ascomycetes Rubrinectria olivacea, in which with an anamorphic Nalanthamala state. But update, no anamorphic epithet has been designated to accommodate it. Several described species of Nalanthamala in natural habitats produced sporodochia and penicillate sporulating structures, but reduced to penicillate, branched or phialic conidiophre in vitro. The penicillate characteristic of most Lalanthamala species can separate it from Acremonium.