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A new species of Colletotrichum from Sonchus sp. in Italy

RUVISHIKA S. JAYAWARDENA, ERIO CAMPORESI, ABDALLAH M. ELGORBAN, ALI H. BAHKALI, JIYE YAN, KEVIN D. HYDE

Abstract


Colletotrichum sonchicola, sp. nov. from Sonchus sp. (dandelion tribe) in Forlì-Cesena Province, Italy, is introduced using morphological and molecular data. Combined phylogenetic analysis of ITS, GAPDH, CHS, ACT and TUB2 sequence data demonstrate that C. sonchicola is a distinct species within the dematium species complex. The new species is illustrated and compared with related taxa. This provides the first record of a Colletotrichum species from the genus Sonchus.


Keywords


molecular phylogeny, morphology, saprobe, Sonchus, taxonomy, Fungi

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.314.1.3

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand