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Published: 2023-03-16

Parafuscosporella xishuangbannaensis sp. nov. (Fuscosporellales, Sordariomycetes) from submerged wood in China

Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science & Technology, Kunming 650500, People’s Republic of China
Innovative Institute for Plant Health / Key Laboratory of Green Prevention and Control on Fruits and Vegetables in South China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou 510225, Guangdong, China
Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science & Technology, Kunming 650500, People’s Republic of China
Faculty of Environment Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science & Technology, Kunming 650500, People’s Republic of China
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Water and Soil Conservation and Environmental Protection, College of Resources and Environment, Linyi University, West side of north section of Industrial Avenue, Linyi 276000, China
State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-Resource, Yunnan University
1 new species aquatic fungus morphology systematics taxonomy Fungi


In this study, a novel lignicolous freshwater species, Parafuscosporella xishuangbannaensis, which was collected from Manfeilong reservoir in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China, is described and illustrated. The new species was established based on morphological characteristics and multi-locus phylogenetic analyses of combined LSU, SSU, ITS and rpb2 sequence data. Parafuscosporella xishuangbannaensis is characterized by reduced conidiophores, holoblastic, monoblastic, integrated, terminal, hyaline, cylindrical conidiogenous cells, and acrogenous, obovoid to subglobose, brown to dark brown conidia with a septum near the base and a paler, wedge-shaped basal cell. Parafuscosporella xishuangbannaensis differs from its phylogenetically close sister taxon P. pyriformis in lacking cylindrical or moniliform conidiophores.


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