Hansfordia S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 43: 15 (1951)
Xylariomycetidae, Xylariales, Hansfordiaceae, Hansfordia
Index Fungorum number: IF8423; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06207; 13 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.
Saprobic on leaf and stem tissues bearing ascomata. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Mycelium superficial to immersed on stems or twigs. Conidiophores superficial or setiform, solitary, erect, multi-septate with lateral branches, surface smooth, straight to flexuous, light brown. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, cylindrical or clavate, with subdenticulate apical loci. Conidia solitary, dry, aseptate, hyaline to pale brown, globose, ellipsoid to fusoid, smooth-walled or finely roughened (adapted from Crous et al. 2019).
Type species: Hansfordia ovalispora S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 43: 16 (1951)
Notes: Hansfordia was introduced by Hughes (1951) with 12 species based on morphology. Crous et al. (2019) introduced H. pruni and H. pulvinata to this genus based on morphology and LSU and ITS sequence data. The main characters to differentiate species of Hansfordia is the denticulate nature of cylindrical conidiogenous cells with regular verticils inserted directly on the stipe (Hughes 1951).
Species illustrated in this entry:
Hansfordia ovalispora S. Hughes
Crous PW, Schumacher RK, Akulov A, Thangave R et al. 2019 – New and Interesting Fungi. 2. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3, 57–134.
Hughes SJ. 1951 – Calcarisporium, Verticicladium and Hansfordia (Gen. Nov.). Mycological papers 43, 15.
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