Pseudodactylaria Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 39: 421 (2017)
Sordariomycetidae, Pseudodactylariales, Pseudodactylariaceae, Pseudodactylaria
Index Fungorum number: IF823411; 3 morphological species; 2 species with sequence data.
Saprobic on plants. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiophores hyaline, subcylindrical, straight to flexuous, unbranched or branched, thick-walled, septate. Conidiogenous cells terminal, integrated, subcylindrical, denticulate. Conidia solitary, aggregating in slimy mass, fusoid-ellipsoid, hyaline, smooth-walled, guttulate, septate, surrounded by a thin mucilaginous sheath (adapted from Crous et al. 2017).
Type species: Pseudodactylaria xanthorrhoeae Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 39: 421 (2017)
Notes: Pseudodactylaria was introduced by Crous et al. (2017) for two dactylaria-like species, P. hyalotunicata and P. xanthorrhoeae, in the subclass Sordariomycetidae and class Sordariomycetes. The genus is characterised by distinct, single, hyaline, unbranched and septate conidiophores, terminal, integrated, polyblastic, denticulate conidiogenous cells and solitary, fusoid-ellipsoid, hyaline conidia (Lin et al. 2018).
Species illustrated in this entry:
Pseudodactylaria brevis C.G. Lin, McKenzie & K.D. Hyde