Doratomyces

 

 

 

The dark brown conidiophores are united in a fascicle to form a long compound fruiting structure (synnema). The upper half of the synnema is covered with flask-shaped annellides giving rise to chains of grey-brown spores (conidia). An accessory Echinobotryum spore form may also occur along the stalk of the synnema. Trichurus species are similar, differing in having straight to coiled hairs arising among the annellides. Young synnemata of Trichurus species may not have well developed hairs and may be mistaken for a species of Doratomyces. Related to Scopulariopsis. Common in soil, dung, and decaying plant materials. Holomorph unknown. Ref: Morton and Smith 1963