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New species and records of Heteroconium (anamorphic fungi) from southern China


Four anamorphic fungal species of Heteroconium were collected from tropical and subtropical forests in southern China. Among them, Heteroconium tsoongiodendronis sp. nov. and Heteroconium fici sp. nov. are described from specimens collected on dead branches of Tsoongiodendron odorum and Ficus gibbosa, respectively. Two species of Heteroconium, H. decorosum and H. ponapense, are recorded for the first time in China. A key to Heteroconium and related genera is also provided.

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This project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 30499340, 30770015, 31093440) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (Nos. 2006FY120100, 2006FY110500-5). The experiments comply with current Chinese laws.

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The specimens studied are deposited in Herbarium of the Department of Plant Pathology, Shandong Agricultural University (HSAUP) and Mycological Herbarium, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (HMAS) (

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Ma, LG., Ma, J., Zhang, YD. et al. New species and records of Heteroconium (anamorphic fungi) from southern China. Mycoscience 53, 466–470 (2012).

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  • Conidial fungi
  • Hyphomycetes
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