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Published: 2016-10-12

Trichonectria calopadiicola sp. nov. (Hypocreales, Ascomycota): the second species of the family Bionectriaceae parasitic on foliicolous lichens discovered in Tanzania

Institute of Ecology and Botany. MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Laboratory of Lichenology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences
Africa biodiversity lichenicolous fungi new species mycoparasites phyllosphere Usambara Mountains Fungi

Abstract

Trichonectria calopadiicola, a new lichenicolous fungus from tropical Africa is described. The species is the second member of nectrioid fungi known as parasitic on foliicolous lichens. It is characterized by often aggregated, dark reddish brown, subglobose, richly setose perithecia, covered by obtuse, septate, thick-walled setae, and by hyaline, narrowly fusiform, 1-septate ascospores. The mycoparasite causes evident damages in the ascomata of its host.