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Pseudocoleodictyospora sukhothaiensis

Pseudocoleodictyospora sukhothaiensis Doilom, Bhat & K.D. Hyde, in Doilom et al., Fungal Diversity: 10.1007/s13225-016-0368-7, [29] (2016)

Index Fungorum number: IF551968            Facesoffungi number: FoF01858

Saprobic on bark of living T. grandis. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Colonies on natural sub- strate, punctiform, sporodochial, gregarious, scattered, numer- ous, black. Hyphae pale brown to brown, septate, slightly constricted at the septa. Conidiophores up to 13 μm long, 1.54 wide, micronematous, erect to slightly curved, con- stricted at the septa, arising from prostrate, loose hyphae. Conidiogenous cells blastic, integrated, terminal, determinate. Conidia (20)4045(56) × (19)2730(35) μm (x =40 × 27 μm, n = 50), dictyosporous, bulbil-like, muriform, ini- tially pale brown, becoming brown to dark brown, horizontal on conidiogenous cell, very variable in size and shape; glo- bose to ellipsoidal to irregular with a protruding basal cell.

 

 

Culture characteristics: Conidia germinating on PDAwith- in 24 h. Germ tubes produced around the conidia. Colonies on MEA reaching 1113 mm diam. after 7 days in the dark at 25 °C (x = 12 mm, n = 5), edge entire, velvety, medium dense, flat or effuse at the edge, low convex at the old mycelium plugs, aerial, brownish grey (7F2) from both above and below. Habitat: Known to inhabit bark of living T. grandis.

 

Known distribution: Thailand.

Material examined: THAILAND, Sukhothai Province, Sirimas District, on bark of living T. grandis, 3 August 2012, S. Hongsanan, (MFLU 153530, holotype), ex-type living culture MFLUCC 120554, MKT 070, ICMP 21164, GenBank Accession No: ITS: KU712440, LSU: KU764710, RPB2: KU712493, SSU: KU712471.

 

Notes: Phylogenetic analyses separate Ps. sukhothaiensis from Ps. tectonae and Ps. thailandica (Fig. 9). Polymorphic nucleotide comparisons (Table 6) also indicate that Ps. tectonae and Ps. thailandica are different (see DNA phyloge- ny result). Pseudocoleodictyospora sukhothaiensis is intro- duced here as a novel species based on its conidia being shorter and narrower than Ps. tectonae and also longer and wider than Ps. thailandica.