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Monodictys striata

Monodictys striata (Petch) V. Rao & de Hoog

Basionym: Sporidesmium striatum Petch, Ann. R. bot. Gdns Peradeniya 6(3): 249 (1917)


Description from Rao and de Hoog (1986) observed from a rotten bark in terrestrial:

Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Colonies on rotten bark expanding, farinose, black; under the stereo microscope scarce individual, ellipsoidal, erumpent sporodochia are visible, which are composed of densely aggregated, blackish conidia. Mycelium scanty, composed of moderately thin-walled, smooth-walled, pale olivaceous brown hyphae. Stromata absent. Conidiophores arising in dense groups from undifferentiated hyphae, short, composed of 1–3 rectangular cells. Conidia arising as terminal blown-out ends of conidiophores, initially broadly ellipsoidal, pale olivaceous with thin septa; conidial maturation by meristematic growth of the entire conidium; mature conidia golden brown, smooth-walled, moderately thick-walled, broadly ellipsoidal, broader than long, mostly asymmetrically inserted, 27–35 × 16–22 µm; conidia muriform, slightly constricted at the septa, often the median septum forms a rather straight, somewhat darkened line; conidial secession probably schizolytic.


Freshwater distribution: China (Tsui et al. 2000)


Record #6984

Fig 1 Monodictys striata on the natural substrate (Rao and de Hoog 1986)



Tsui CKM, Hyde KD, Hodgkiss IJ (2000) Biodiversity of fungi on submerged wood in Hong Kong streams. Aquat Microb Ecol 21:289–298.

Rao V, de Hoog GS (1986) New or critical Hyphomycetes from India. Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Utrecht, The Netherlands


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