Mycological Progress

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 671–682 | Cite as

Kevinhydea brevistipitata gen. et sp. nov. and Helicoma hydei sp. nov., (Tubeufiaceae) from decaying wood habitats

  • Ning-Guo Liu
  • Yong-Zhong Lu
  • D. Jayarama Bhat
  • Eric H. C. McKenzie
  • Saisamorn Lumyong
  • Juangjun Jumpathong
  • Jian-Kui (Jack) LiuEmail author
Original Article


Kevinhydea brevistipitata gen. et sp. nov., and Helicoma hydei sp. nov., collected on decaying wood in terrestrial and freshwater habitats, respectively, are described and illustrated. Kevinhydea brevistipitata, the type species for a novel monotypic genus (Kevinhydea), is characterized by its macronematous, short conidiophores, and dictyosporous conidia. Helicoma hydei morphologically resembles H. guttulatum, but they are phylogenetically distinct species. Phylogenetic analyses of combined LSU, ITS, and TEF1α sequence data of 63 taxa were carried out to infer the phylogenetic affinity of new taxa within the family Tubeufiaceae. Additionally, phylogenetic analyses for the genus Helicoma, comprising 33 taxa, were performed separately to justify the new species H. hydei. Kevinhydea brevistipitata and Helicoma hydei are phylogenetically distinct from other species in Tubeufiaceae. A morphological comparison of dictyosporous hyphomycete genera in Tubeufiaceae is provided.


3 new taxa Asexual morph Dothideomycetes Phylogeny Taxonomy 



The Faculty of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Naresuan University is acknowledged for providing Ph.D. research scholarship to Ning-Guo Liu. We are grateful to Dr. Shaun Pennycook for providing the advice on fungal nomenclature.

Funding information

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31600032) and Science and Technology Foundation of Guizhou Province (LH [2015]7061).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Bioinformatics, School of Life Science and TechnologyUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural BiotechnologyGuizhou Academy of Agricultural SciencesGuiyangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Faculty of Agriculture, Natural Resources and EnvironmentNaresuan UniversityPhitsanulokThailand
  4. 4.Center of Excellence in Fungal ResearchMae Fah Luang UniversityChiang RaiThailand
  5. 5.School of Pharmaceutical EngineeringGuizhou Institute of TechnologyGuiyangPeople’s Republic of China
  6. 6.Azad Housing SocietyGoa VelhaIndia
  7. 7.Landcare ResearchAucklandNew Zealand
  8. 8.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  9. 9.Center for Agricultural BiotechnologyNaresuan UniversityPhitsanulokThailand

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