Articles by Taxonomic Group

Notes on epilithic, epigeic and muscicolous lichens and lichenicolous fungi from rock outcrops in the mountains of northern Greece

Steen N. Christensen , Vagn Alstrup & Vagn Alstrup
Mycobiota 1: 25-50 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.04
Published online: 2013-01-11
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Of the 154 taxa reported, 28 species are new to Greece, 9 new to the Greek mainland and 39 new to one or more provinces. Many of these records represent substantial range extensions of species with Central European or arctic-boreal distribution. The distribution data are briefly discussed and notes are given on the species composition of different substrates.

biodiversity, granite, Greece, limestone, Mediterranean-montane lichens, serpentine

Biazrovia, a new genus of lichenicolous ascomycetes from Asia

Mikhail P. Zhurbenko & Javier Etayo
Mycobiota 1: 51-56 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.05
Published online: 2013-01-11
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The genus Biazrovia is described from Siberia for the single new species B. stereocaulicolagrowing on Stereocaulon species. It is characterized by a lichenicolous habit; finally urceolate orange-brown apothecia; a cupulate non-hairy exciple; a hyaline, I−, K/I− hymenium; filiform, apically swollen paraphyses; 8-spored, I−, K/I− asci with an apically thickened wall without a distinct ocular chamber; and hyaline, trans-septate, smooth-walled, non-halonate ascospores. The new genus is provisionally included in the Ostropales.

lichen-inhabiting fungi, Ostropales, Russia, Stereocaulon

Atractilina alinae sp. nov. and Neosporidesmium vietnamense sp. nov. – two new synnematous hyphomycetes from Vietnam

Vadim A. Mel'nik & Uwe Braun
Mycobiota 3: 1-9 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.03.01
Published online: 2013-11-03
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The new species Atractilina alinae and Neosporidesmium vietnamense, collected in Vietnam on fallen leaves of an unidentified tree and on bark of a twig of an unknown tree, respectively, are described, illustrated and discussed. A. alinae resembles the hyperparasitic A. parasitica, but differs in having quite distinct conidia. Neosporidesmium vietnamense is morphologically unique by its synnematous, indeterminate conidiomata, integrated, terminal, monoblastic, non-proliferating conidiogenous cells and obclavate, rostrate, euseptate conidia, but taxonomically rather complex with regard to its generic affinity.

Ascomycota, asexual morphs, new species, Southeast Asia, synnemata, Vietnam

New records of Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota) from Bulgaria

Veselin V. Shivarov
Mycobiota 3: 11-17 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.03.02
Published online: 2013-11-03
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Five lichenized fungi in Verrucariaceae, Hydropunctaria rheitrophila, Thelidium fontigenum, T. zwackhii, Verrucaria aquatilis, and V. elaeina, are reported for the first time from Bulgaria. Detailed descriptions, illustrations, and comments are provided.

Bulgaria, freshwater lichens, lichenized fungi, Verrucariaceae

A first list of lichenicolous fungi from India

Mikhail P. Zhurbenko
Mycobiota 3: 19-34 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.03.03
Published online: 2013-11-09
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Thirty six species of lichenicolous fungi are reported from India, all but one being new to the country. Endococcus incrassatus and Monodictys epilepraria are new to Asia. Endocarpon and Melanelixia are new host genera for Endococcus incrassatus and Lichenoconium xanthoriae respectively. Cladosporium licheniphilum is for the first time reported on Xanthoria candelaria, as is Corticifraga peltigerae on Peltigera elisabethae and P. ponojensis, and Nectriopsis lecanodes on Peltigera elisabethae and P. scabrosa. Two possibly undescribed species of lichenicolous fungi, viz. Cercidospora sp. on Lecanora sp. and Lichenostigma subgen. Lichenogramma sp. on Seirophora contortuplicata, are briefly described and discussed. Host lichens Peltigera ponojensis, P. scabrosa and Seirophora contortuplicata are new to India.

Asia, biogeography, India, lichen-inhabiting fungi, lichens, taxonomy

Gonatophragmium lichenophilum sp. nov. – a new lichenicolous hyphomycete from Austria

Franz Berger, Uwe Braun & Bettina Heuchert
Mycobiota 5: 7-13 (2015)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.02
Published online: 2015-06-12
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The new lichenicolous hyphomycete species Gonatophragmium lichenophilum, found on Xanthoria parietina in Austria, is described, illustrated, discussed and compared with other species of Gonatophragmium. A key is given to all recognised species of this genus.

Ascomycota, asexual morph, Austria, Gonatophragmium, lichen-inhabiting, lichenicolous fungi, taxonomic novelty

Additions to the cercosporoid fungi from the Brazilian Cerrado: 1. New species on hosts belonging in family Fabaceae, and reallocations of four Stenella species into Zasmidium

Antonio Hernández-Gutiérrez, Zuleide Martins Chaves, Denise Dornelo-Silva & José Carmine Dianese
Mycobiota 5: 33–64 (2015)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.06
Published online: 2015-12-18
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Nine new species of cercosporoid fungi were found on leaves of plants in family Fabaceae from the Brazilian Cerrado: Asperisporium galactiae on Galactia peduncularis, Sirosporium sclerolobii and Zasmidium sclerolobii on Sclerolobium paniculatum, Pseudocercospora acosmii-subelegantis on Acosmium subelegans, and Pseudocercospora stryphnodendri on Stryphnodendron adstringens. In addition, four other Pseudocercospora species were found on Cassia s. lat., including Chamaecrista and Senna: Pseudocercospora aquae-emendadasensis on Chamaecrista orbiculata; Pseudocercospora sennae, Pseudocercospora sennae-rugosae, and Pseudocercospora subcuticularis on Senna rugosa. Descriptions, illustrations, and discussions of the new taxa are supplemented by keys to Pseudocercospora species on hosts belonging to Cassia s. lat., and to Zasmidium species on Fabaceae.

Asperisporium, foliicolous fungi, fungal taxonomy, leaf spots, Neotropical mycodiversity, Pseudocercospora, Sirosporium

Kiliophora novozhilovii sp. nov. and first record of Zanclospora cf. novae-zelandiae (asexual ascomycetes) from Vietnam

Vadim A. Mel'nik, Uwe Braun & Alina V. Alexandrova
Mycobiota 6: 47–54 (2016)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2016.06.05
Published online: 2016-07-17
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The new species Kiliophora novozhilovii (Ascomycota, Incertae sedis), found in Vietnam on a dead leaf of an unidentified tree, is described, illustrated, compared with other species assigned to Kiliophora, and keyed out. The asexual, hyphomycetous ascomycete Zanclospora cf. novae-zelandiae has been found in Vietnam for the first time. This hitherto rarely encountered species is described and illustrated based on the Vietnamese collection, and its taxonomy is briefly discussed.

distribution, hyphomycetes, Kiliophora, new species, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Zanclospora

First records of two freshwater lichens, Hydropunctaria scabra and Verrucaria alpicola, from Bulgaria

Veselin V. Shivarov, Holger Thüs & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 7: 1–5 (2017)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.01
Published online: 2017-02-22
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Two lichen-forming fungi, Hydropunctaria scabra and Verrucaria alpicola (Verrucariaceae, Ascomycota), are reported for the first time from Bulgaria. Descriptions and ecological observations based on the Bulgarian populations are provided. For Verrucaria alpicola the ability to survive a continuous submersion over a period of at least four years is confirmed.

Bulgaria, freshwater habitats, lichen-forming fungi, Verrucariaceae

Two novel species of Neosporidesmium from India

J. Pratibha, A.A. Mao & Ashish Prabhugaonkar
Mycobiota 8: 9–14 (2018)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2018.08.02
Published online: 2018-04-19
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Two novel species of the asexual ascomycete genus Neosporidesmium are described as N. garoense and N. khasianum from Garo and Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, India, respectively. Neosporidesmium garoense growing on bamboo litter is distinguished from closely related species by the larger size of synnema and smaller conidia. Neosporidesmium khasianum growing on litter of the tree Wightia speciosissima is distinguished by the size of conidia, the presence of multiple proliferations and the size of synnema.

Ascomycota, asexual morphs, Garo-Khasi hills, India, Meghalaya, Neosporidesmium, new species, synnemata, taxonomy

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