Studies in Mycology (2006) 55, 175-187

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Seonju Lee, Pedro W. Crous and Michael J. Wingfield (2006)
Pestalotioid fungi from Restionaceae in the Cape Floral Kingdom
Studies in Mycology 55, 175-187
Abstract: Eight pestalotioid fungi were isolated from the Restionaceae growing in the Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa. Sarcostroma restionis, Truncatella megaspora, T. restionacearum and T. spadicea are newly described. New records include Pestalotiopsis matildae, Sarcostroma lomatiae, Truncatella betulae and T. hartigii. To resolve generic affiliations, phylogenetic analyses were performed on ITS (ITS1, 5.8S, ITS2) and part of 28S rDNA. DNA data support the original generic concept of Truncatella, which encompasses Pestalotiopsis species having 3-septate conidia. The genus Sarcostroma is retained as separate from Seimatosporium.
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general biology - morphology - evolution

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Truncatella angustata South Africa