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Allocucurbitaria

Allocucurbitaria Valenz.-Lopez, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 51 (2017)

 Index Fungorum number: 821455; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08182, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 1 species with molecular data.

Pathogenic to human. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Conidiomata pycnidial, brown, solitary or confluent, superficial, pycnidial wall of textura angularis, glabrous, subglobose to ovoid, ostiolate. Conidiogenous cells phialidic, hyaline, smooth-walled, ampulliform. Conidia aseptate, hyaline, smooth- and thin walled, cylindrical to allantoid, guttulate (Adapted from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2018).

 

Type species: Allocucurbitaria botulispora Valenz.-Lopez, Stchigel, Guarro & J.F. Cano

 

Notes: Allocucurbitaria was introduced by Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017) with A. botulispora as type species. Allocucurbitaria is characterized by brown pycnidial conidiomata, phialidic conidiogenous cells and aseptate hyaline conidia. Allocucurbitaria is similar to phoma-like taxa but is phylogenetically distinct and belongs to Cucurbitariaceae.

 

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