from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of hyphomycetous fungi having much-branched, widely-spreading, prostrate hyphæ, bearing acrogenous, mostly single, uni-septate conidia. Over 120 species have been described. They are widely distributed and mostly saprophytic. S. globuliferum is one of the few parasitic species. It attacks the chinch-bug and has been used with some success in combating it. S. roseum occurs on damp paper and similar substances.


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