Conidiophores (main axes to terminal branches) mostly this website 4–6 μm wide, terminally 2–3 μm. Phialides parallel, less commonly divergent, in whorls of 2–6(–8), rarely solitary; whorls solitary when terminal, otherwise often paired; supporting cells (metulae)
(6–)7–11(–14) μm long, (2.0–)3.0–4.0(–4.5) μm wide at the apex, 2.2–3.0(–3.5) μm wide at the lower end (n = 20), often thickened. Phialides (6–)7–12(–19) × (2.3–)2.8–3.5(–4.5) μm, l/w (1.8–)2.3–4.0(–5.8), (1.5–)2.0–2.8(–3.5) μm wide at the base (n = 125), lageniform, straight in the middle of the whorl, otherwise distinctly curved, inaequilateral, sometimes sigmoid, often attenuated at the base and apex, widest mostly in or below the middle; neck variable, often long and thin, abruptly attenuated and nearly cylindrical. Conidia formed in mostly dry minute Danusertib in vitro heads <20 μm diam. Conidia (3.2–)3.8–5.3(–7.0) × (2.3–)2.5–3.0(–3.7) μm, l/w (1.3–)1.4–2.0(–2.5) (n = 148), hyaline, ellipsoidal to oblong, smooth, eguttulate or finely multiguttulate; scar indistinct or prominent. At 6–10°C colony irregular, hyaline, loose; aerial hyphae abundant, arising several mm, arachnoid to nearly cottony. Fertile stromata characteristically formed in culture on OA (W. Gams, pers. comm.). Habitat: on dead
twigs of Rhododendron ferrugineum and R. hirsutum, also reported from stems of Vaccinium myrtillus (Müller et al. 1972). Distribution: Central Europe (alpine regions of Austria, Germany and Switzerland). Holotype: Switzerland, Kanton S63845 cost Wallis, Brig, Aletschreservat, alter Belalpweg, on wood of Rhododendron ferrugineum, 12 Sep. 1968, E. Müller & B. Aebi (K(M) 155404, ex herb. Sheffield Univ. 3031). Holotype of Trichoderma psychrophilum isolated from WU 29420 and deposited as a dry culture with H. psychrophila WU 29420 as WU 29420a. Other specimens examined: Austria, Tirol, Imst, Silz, between Haggen and Kühtai, close to the Zirmbachalm, MTB 8732/3, 47°13′15″ N, 11°03′13″ E, elev. 1920 m, on a thin corticated twig of Rhododendron ferrugineum 9 mm thick, on bark, 3 Sep. 2003, W. Jaklitsch, W.J. 2366 (WU 29420,
culture C.P.K. 1602). Same area, 47°13′14″ N, 11°03′17″ E, elev. 1940 m, on thin corticated twigs of Rhododendron ferrugineum 2–6 cm thick, on bark, 28 Aug. 2004, W. Jaklitsch & H. Voglmayr, W.J. 2624 (WU 29421, culture Chloroambucil CBS 119129 = C.P.K. 1990). Germany, Bavaria, Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch, Wettersteingebirge, Garmisch-Partnachklamm, Reintal, Kreuzeck MTB 8532/14, elev. 1700 m, on corticated twigs of Rhododendron hirsutum, 30 July 2006, P. Karasch, W.J. 2926 (WU 29422, culture C.P.K. 2435). Switzerland, Kanton Wallis, Brig, Aletschreservat, alter Belalpweg, on wood of Rhododendron ferrugineum, Riederfurka, 9 Sep. 1970, E. Müller (culture CBS 343.71; only culture examined). Notes: This species is unequivocally characterised by bright yellow to orange stromata on Rhododendron spp. in the Alps. In specimens, stromata of H.