Jalapriya M.J. D’souza, H.Y. Su, Z.L. Luo & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 80: 476 (2016)
Saprobic on decaying wood in freshwater or terrestrial habitats. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. Colonies effuse, dark brown to black. Mycelium immersed or partly superficial, consisting of branched, septate, smooth, subhyaline to pale brown hyphae. Conidiophores micronematous, unbranched, thin-walled, smooth, cylindrical. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, integrated, determinate, terminal. Conidia acrogenous, solitary, cheiroid, complanate or non-complanate, smooth-walled, euseptate, with 5–7 rows of cells, rows converging or divergent at the apex, apical cells with or without appendages (Boonmee et al. 2016).
Type species: Jalapriya pulchra M.J. D’souza, H.Y. Su, Z.L. Luo & K.D. Hyde
Notes: Jalapriya was introduced to accommodate a new freshwater species J. pulchra and two new combinations of species from terrestrial habitats (Boonmee et al. 2016). The cheirosporous genera are morphologically very similar in the family and Jalapriya was established based on multi-gene phylogenetic analyses (Boonmee et al. 2016). Jalapriya pulchra is distinctive based on its complanate conidia with hyaline appendages on the apical cells.
List of freshwater Jalapriya species
*Jalapriya pulchra M.J. D’souza, H.Y. Su, Z.L. Luo & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 80: 477 (2016)
Freshwater distribution: China (Boonmee et al. 2016)
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