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Mycoscience

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 182–186 | Cite as

New species of Clohiesia and Paraniesslia collected from freshwater habitats in China

  • Lei Cai
  • Kevin D. Hyde
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Abstract

Two fungi collected from submerged woody debris were found to represent hitherto undescribed species of the ascomycete genera Clohiesia and Paraniesslia. They are described as Clohiesia curvispora sp. nov. and Paraniesslia aquatica sp. nov. based on morphological characters. Clohiesia curvispora is characterized by immersed ascomata under a clypeus, and unitunicate, cylindrical asci containing one-celled, curved, elongate-fusiform ascospores. Paraniesslia aquatica is characterized by small, superficial, setose ascomata, and unitunicate, clavate asci containing verrucose, brown ascospores. Each species is illustrated with light micrographs and compared with similar taxa in this article.

Key words

Ascomycetes Freshwater fungi Lignicolous fungi Taxonomy 

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© The Mycological Society of Japan and Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research in Fungal Diversity, Department of Ecology and BiodiversityThe University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina

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