Tropical Plant Pathology

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 162–170 | Cite as

New phyllosphere hyphomycetes from the montane fagaceous-bamboo forests of Panama

  • Roland KirschnerEmail author
  • Rosa V. S. Villarreal
  • Tina A. Hofmann
Original Article


Foliicolous fungi were collected on living plants of mycologically rarely explored plant families in the montane Quercus-Chusquea forest of western Panama. Five new species of the genera Periconiella, Pseudocercospora, Sporidesmium, and Zasmidium are morphologically described from living leaves of Myrsine coriacea (Primulaceae) and Clusia stenophylla (Clusiaceae). A species of Bomarea (B. caldasii, Alstroemeriaceae) is recorded as host for a cercosporoid fungus (Cercospora apii for the first time.


Anamorphic Ascomyocta Dothideomycetes Myrsinaceae Neotropics 



We thank the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI, David, Panama) and the Ministerio de Ambiente (MiAmbiente, Panama) for administrative support. J. Bernal, O. Cáceres, and M. Piepenbring are thanked for administrative and infrastructural help in Panama. R.F. Castañeda Ruiz is thanked for providing literature. The study was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (NSC100-2621-B-008-001-MY3) and the SENACYT of Panama (project number APY-GC-2015-57, R. Villarreal, and the national research program SNI).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences & EngineeringNational Central UniversityTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Mycological Research Center (CIMi), Herbarium UCHAutonomous University of Chiriquí (UNACHI)DavidPanama

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