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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Scytalidium
Type species
Scytalidium lignicola

S. acidophilum
S. album
S. aurantiacum
S. circinatum
S. dimidiatum
S. flavobrunneum
S. hyalinum
S. indonesiacum
S. infestans
S. japonicum
S. multiseptatum
S. muscorum
S. terminale
S. thermophilum
S. uredinicola
S. vaccinii

Scytalidium is a genus of fungi in the Helotiales order. The relationship of this taxon to other taxa within the order is unknown (incertae sedis), and it has not yet been placed with certainty into any family.[1] This genus of anamorphic fungi has a widespread distribution and contains 18 species.[2] Scytalidium dimidiatum (preferentially known as Neoscytalidium dimidiatum) causes onychomycosis in tea leaf pluckers.[3][4]


  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 627. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Tan, Darrell H. S.; Sigler, Lynne; Gibas, Connie F. C.; Fong, Ignatius W. (2008). "Disseminated fungal infection in a renal transplant recipient involving Macrophomina phaseolina and Scytalidium dimidiatum, and case report and review of taxonomic changes among medically important members of the Botryosphaeriaceae". Medical Mycology. 46 (3): 285–292. doi:10.1080/13693780701759658. 
  4. ^ Barua P, Barua S, Borkakoty B, Mahanta J (2007). "Onychomycosis by Scytalidium dimidiatum in green tea leaf pluckers: report of two cases". Mycopathologia. 164 (4): 193–5. PMID 17641983. doi:10.1007/s11046-007-9024-9. 

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