Amplistroma erinaceum, a new species and its anamorph from Panama
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The new species Amplistroma erinaceum, collected on wood of Anacardium excelsum, is characterized by light cream-coloured, rostrate to spinose stromata, and immersed perithecia and long ostiolar necks. Its relationship to other Amplistroma species within the Amplistromataceae (incertae sedis, Ascomycota) are studied based on morphological, cultural, and molecular sequence data of the large subunit ribosomal DNA (28S rDNA).
KeywordsAmplistromataceae LSU rDNA mycobiota Phylogeny Systematics Taxonomy
We wish to express our gratitude to A. Priego and J.A. Pérez of the Electron Microscopy Service of the University of Alcalá de Henares for their invaluable help with the SEM. We also thank L. Monje and Á. Pueblas of the Department of Drawing and Scientific Photography at the Alcalá University for their help in the digital preparation of the photographs, and we are grateful to J. Rejos, curator of the AH herbarium, for his assistance with the specimens examined in the present study. Appreciation is also extended to M. Réblová and S. Huhndorf for useful comments that improved the presubmission version of the manuscript. We also express our gratitude to E. Descals and I. Olariaga for linguistic improvements.
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