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Published: 2021-09-13

Sphaerosporella microspora (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales), a novel species from Southern China

Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Tropical Forestry Research, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, 510520, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Tropical Forestry Research, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, 510520, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Tropical Forestry Research, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, 510520, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Tropical Forestry Research, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, 510520, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
Ascomycota new species phylogeny taxonomy Fungi


Sphaerosporella microspora is described as a new species to science based on morphological and molecular data. It is characterized by its sessile apothecia, smooth hymenial surface, ectal excipulum composed of cylindrical and angular cells, subglobose to globose and smooth ascospores, and paraphyses without granules. A detailed description, color photographs of the fruiting bodies, line drawings of microstructures and a phylogenetic tree to show the placement of the new species are provided.


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