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Description type:Latin diagnosis 
Description:Meliniomyces variabilis Hambleton & Sigler, sp. nov. MycoBank MB500245 Figs 4A-H, 5-11.
Etymology: variabilis (L) referring to variability in culture pigmentation.
Coloniae in agaro tarde crescentes, mycelium aerium tenue; in PDA albae vel luteae, deinde pallide-griseae vel atro-griseae ad centrum vel ad marginem; interdum zonatae; planae vel leviter elevatae ad centrum et radialiter sulcatae; glabrae, fasciculateae ad centrum; fasciculi interdum spiraliter compositi. In CMA, coloniae restrictae, albae vel griseae, immersae. Hyphae septatae, hyalinae, leves, 1.5-2.5 µm latae; in CER laqueos vel fila formantes; in CMA cellulas inflatas formantes.
Typus: Canada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Outpost Lake, ex radicis Rhododendron albiflorum Hook., S. Hambleton (S-70Ac), 1994. Colonia exsiccata et cultura viva, UAMH 8861.
 
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