Gloeocystidiopsis tenuissimus (L.D. Dai & S.H. He) S.H. He & Y.F. Cao, comb. nov.

MycoBank number: MB; Index Fungorum number: IF; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11678;

Aleurodiscus tenuissimus L.D. Dai & S.H. He, in Dai, Wu, Nakasone, Burdsall & He, Mycoscience 58(3): 214 (2017).

Notes: The present phylogenetic analyses based on a more complete sampling of Stereaceae reveal that Aleurodiscus tenuissimus nested within the Gloeocystidiopsis lineage (Fig. 1). Meanwhile, the morphology of the species fits well the Gloeocystidiopsis (Dai et al. 2017a). Thus, the combination is proposed here.

Fig. 1. Phylogenetic tree obtained from maximum parsimony analysis of ITS and nrLSU sequence data of Stereaceae. Branches are labelled with parsimony bootstrap values (≥ 50%, front), likelihood bootstrap values (≥ 50%, middle) and Bayesian posterior probabilities (≥ 0.95, back). New taxa are shown in bold.