, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 379–388 | Cite as

Three new marine ascomycetes from driftwood in Australia sand dunes

  • Mohamed A. Abdel-Wahab
  • E. B. Gareth Jones
Original Papers


Caryospora australiensis sp. nov.,Platystomum scabridisporum sp. nov. andSavoryella melanospora sp. nov. are described from driftwood collected from a sand dune at Rye, on the Mornington Peninsula Nature Park, Victoria, Australia. These species are compared with other taxa in these and related genera.

Key Words

arenicolous marine fungi taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed A. Abdel-Wahab
    • 1
  • E. B. Gareth Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology and ChemistryCity University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Regionthe People's Republic of China
  2. 2.National Centre for Genetic Engineering and BiotechnologyBIOTECBangkokThailand

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