Hypocreales » Niessliaceae


Malmeomyces Starbäck, Bih. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl., Afd. 3 25(no. 1): 32 (1899)

Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Niessliaceae, Malmeomyces

Index Fungorum number: IF 2989; 1 morphological species.


Saprobic on bamboo. Sexual morph: Ascomata perithecial, solitary to scattered, superficial, subglobose, usually collapsing as cupuliform, yellow, membranaceous to coriaceous, surrounded by erect, septate, unbranched, tapering setae with rounded end, ostioles inconspicuous, periphysate. Peridium composed of membranaceous, yellow to hyaline cells of textura angularis to textura prismatica. Paraphyses absent. Asci 8-spored, unitunicate, cylindrical to clavate, pedicellate, apex blunt, apical ring distinct, evanescent. Ascospores bi-seriate or overlapping, hyaline, fusiform, straight or slightly curved, 1–3-septate, smooth-walled, guttulate. Asexual morph: Undetermined (copied from Huang et al. 2021).



Type species: Malmeomyces pulchellus Starbäck [as 'pulchella'], Bih. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl., Afd. 3 25(no. 1): 32 (1899)



Notes: The monotypic Malmeomyces was initially placed in Hypocreaceae (Starbäck 1899), and subsequently accepted in Niessliaceae based on ascomata with erect setae (Lumbsch & Huhndorf 2010, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2016, Hyde et al. 2020, Wijayawardene et al. 2020) (copied from Huang et al. 2021).



Species illustrated in this entry:

Malmeomyces pulchellus Starbäck



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