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Dematiohelicomyces Y.Z. Lu, Boonmee & K.D. Hyde

Index Fungorum number: IF 554824; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04701

Etymology: “Dematio-” referring to dematiaceous conidiophores of this genus, “-helicomyces” referring to its morphogy similar to Helicomyces.


Saprobic on decaying wood. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous, helicosporous. Colonies on the substratum superficial, effuse, gregarious, white to light pink. Mycelium mostly immersed, partly superficial, composed of branched, septate hyphae, pale brown, with masses of crowded, glistening conidia. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, cylindrical, mostly unbranched, 0–3-septate, pale brown, smooth-walled. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, mono- to polyblastic, integrated, sympodial, terminal, cylindrical, truncate at apex after conidial secession, pale brown, smooth-walled. Conidia solitary, acrogenous, helicoid, dry, coiled 1½–3¾ times, becoming loosely coiled or uncoiled in water, rounded at tip, multi-septate, guttulate, hyaline, smooth-walled. (Lu et al. 2018)


Type species: Dematiohelicomyces helicosporus (Boonmee, Y.Z. Lu & K.D. Hyde) Y.Z. Lu


Notes: The monotypic genus Dematiohelicomyces was introduced for a known species Chlamydotubeufia helicospora Boonmee et al. based on morphology and phylogeny (Lu et al. 2018). Dematiohelicomyces is similar to Helicomyces Link by short conidiophores and helicoid conidia with a spathulate basal end cell but differs in having brown conidiophores (Lu et al. 2018). Dematiohelicomyces helicosporus is exclusively recorded from freshwater habitats (Hyde et al. 2016; Lu et al. 2018).


List of freshwater Dematiohelicomyces species

Dematiohelicomyces helicosporus (Boonmee, Y.Z. Lu & K.D. Hyde) Y.Z. Lu, Fungal Diversity 92: 159 (2018)

Basionym: Chlamydotubeufia helicospora Boonmee, Y.Z. Lu & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 80: 123 (2016)

Freshwater distribution: Thailand (Hyde et al. 2016; Lu et al. 2018)



Lu YZ, Liu JK (Jack), Hyde KD, Jeewon R, Kang JC, Fan C, Boonmee S, Bhat DJ, Luo ZL, Lin CG, Eungwanichayapant PD (2018) A taxonomic reassessment of Tubeufiales based on multi-locus phylogeny and morphology. Fungal Divers 92:131–344.

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