Mycological Progress

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 561–568

A new pycnidial fungus with clamped hyphae from Central America

Original Article


A fungus forming white gelatinous pycnidia on rotting wood was collected in Panama. The presence of hyphal clamps and dolipores with continuous parenthesomes indicates that the fungus belongs to the Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina. In a phylogenetic hypothesis inferred from DNA sequence analysis, the species shows a close relationship with members of the Auriculariales. A new genus and species is described in order to accommodate this anamorph, being the first taxon of the Auriculariales to be known which forms pycnidia.


Anamorphic Basidiomycota Costa Rica Tropical fungi 

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© German Mycological Society and Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Kirschner
    • 1
  • I-Shu Lee
    • 1
  • Meike Piepenbring
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesNational Central UniversityJhongli CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Mycology, Institute for Ecology, Evolution and DiversityGoethe UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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