Monodictys is a genus of fungi of uncertain familial and ordinal placement in the class Ascomycetes. The genus was circumscribed by Welsh-born Canadian mycologist Stanley Hughes in 1956. He assigned Monodictys putredinis as the type species.[1]

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: incertae sedis
Order: incertae sedis
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Monodictys
S.Hughes (1958)
Type species
Monodictys putredinis
(Wallr.) S.Hughes (1958)

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The genus Monodictys is characterized by its muriform conidia, which can be either partially or fully pigmented and are typically formed on slender conidiophores. Species from this genus predominantly inhabit leaves, flowers, and decaying wood, though they can also be found in air, oil, freshwater, and on human skin. Genera closely related in appearance to Monodictys include Hermatomyces, Pithomyces, Berkleasmium, Intercalarispora, and Canalisporium.[2]



As of September 2023, Species Fungorum (in the Catalogue of Life) accepts 56 species of Monodictys.[3]

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  1. ^ Hughes, S.J. (1958). "Revisiones Hyphomycetum aliquot cum appendice de nominibus rejiciendis". Canadian Journal of Botany. 36 (6): 727–836 [785]. doi:10.1139/b58-067.
  2. ^ a b Rodríguez, K.; Figueras, M.J.; Gené, J.; Mercado Sierra, A.; Guarro, J. (2001). "Monodictys desquamata, a new mitosporic fungus from a Cuban rain forest". Nova Hedwigia. 72 (1–2): 201–207. doi:10.1127/nova.hedwigia/72/2001/201.
  3. ^ "Monodictys". Catalogue of Life. Species 2000: Leiden, the Netherlands. Retrieved 27 September 2023.
  4. ^ a b c Rao, V.G.; Hoog, G.S. de (1986). "New or critical Hyphomycetes from India". Studies in Mycology. 28: 1–84.
  5. ^ Day, Melissa J.; Gibas, Connie Fe C.; Fujimura, Kei E.; Egger, Keith N.; Currah, Randolph S. (2006). "Monodictys arctica, a new hyphomycete from the roots of Saxifraga oppositifolia collected in the Canadian High Arctic". Mycotaxon. 98: 261–272.
  6. ^ Sutton, B.C.; Alcorn, J.L. (1984). "Microfungi from Queensland II. Pseudopetrakia and similar taxa". Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. 95: 41–46.
  7. ^ a b c Pan, H.Q.; Xia, H.B.; Xu, J.J.; Zhang, T.Y. (2017). "Monodictys (Hyphomycetes): three new species and a key to species of the genus known from soil in China". Journal of Fungal Research. 15 (4): 233–237.
  8. ^ a b Zhao, G.Z.; Zhang, T.Y. (2004). "Notes on dictyosporic hyphomycetes from China V. The genus Monodictys". Mycosystema. 23 (3): 324–327.
  9. ^ Liu, H.M.; Zhang, T.Y. (2007). "Species of Monodictys (Hyphomycetes) from soil in the warm temperate zone of eastern China". Mycosystema. 26 (3): 336–338.
  10. ^ a b c Wu, Y.M.; Geng, Y.H.; Zhang, T.Y. (2009). "Three new species of Monodictys from soil". Mycotaxon. 109: 263–267. doi:10.5248/109.263.
  11. ^ Kukwa, Martin; Diederich, Paul (2005). "Monodictys epilepraria, a new species of lichenicolous hyphomycetes on Lepraria". The Lichenologist. 37 (3): 217–220. doi:10.1017/s002428290501491x. S2CID 86642953.
  12. ^ a b Goh, T.K.; Hyde, K.D. (1999). "Fungi on submerged wood and bamboo in the Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong". Fungal Diversity. 3: 57–85.
  13. ^ Holubová-Jechová, V.; Mercado Sierra, A. (1986). "Studies on Hyphomycetes from Cuba IV. Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes from the Province Pinar del Rio". Ceská Mykologie. 40 (3): 142–164.
  14. ^ Melnik, V.A.; Shkarupa, A.G. (1989). "Species nova generis Monodictys Hughes". Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii. 26: 67–69.
  15. ^ Geng, Y.H.; Zhang, T.Y. (2011). "Soil dematiaceous hyphomycetes from Lhasa River Valley". Mycosystema. 29: 786–790.