Sporidesmiella P.M. Kirk

MycoBank number: MB 10023; Index Fungorum number: IF 10023; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06604

Asexual morph Descriptions and illustrations see Wu and Zhuang (2005); Sexual morph Undetermined.

Type species: Sporidesmiella claviformis P.M. Kirk, Trans. Br. Mycol. Soc. 79: 479 (1982)

Notes: Kirk (1982) introduced the genus Sporidesmiella P.M. Kirk to accommodate the species previously descri- bed in the genera Sporidesmium and Endophragmia. Sporidesmiella resembles Repetophragma but differs in its distoseptate conidia (Kirk 1982; Subramanian 1992). In our phylogenetic      analysis,          Sporidesmiella            clusters           in Junewangiaceae while  Repetophragma belongs in Pseu- dosporidesmiaceae (Fig. 1, clade 1, 37). In this study, we report three Sporidesmiella species which were collected from freshwater habitats with one new taxon.

Fig. 1 Phylogram generated from maximum likelihood analysis based on combined LSU, SSU, RPB2 and TEF1a sequence data for the species of Sordariomycetes. RAxML bootstrap support values equal to or greater than 75% are  given above the nodes. Newly

generated sequences are in red. Strains of known species collected from freshwater habitats are marked as ‘‘green circle’’ followed by strain number. Ex-type strains are in bold


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