Arthrobotryum coonoorense Subram. is considered to possess features warranting disposition in a separate genus. It is not congeneric withA. stilboideum Ces., the type species of the genus since the former produces dry phragmospores from conidiophores capable of repeated proliferation through areas of disjunction of spores and successive production of spores at progressively higher levels; in the latter the phragmospores are slimy and are produced from typical annellophores which are in the form of distinct sporogenous cells. Accordingly,Arthrobotryum coonoorense is made the type of a new genusAnnellophragmia and disposed asA. coonoorensis (Subram.) Subram.
I am grateful to the Rev. Fr. Dr. H. Santapau for very kindly translating into Latin the diagnosis of the new genus.