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Ernakulamia cochinensis

Ernakulamia cochinensis (Subram.) Subram., Kavaka 22/23: 67 (1996) [1994].

            ≡ Petrakia cochinensis Subram., Beih. Sydowia 1: 15 (1957) [1956].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 374840 Facesoffungi number: FoF 09277, Fig. 1

Description: see Hyde et al. (2013).

Material examined: see Hyde et al. (2013).

Fig. 1 Ernakulamia cochinensis (PRC 3992, re-drawn from Fig. 2 in Delgado et al. 2017). a Conidia. b Internal structure of a conidium. c Tretic conidiogenous cells and chlamydospore-like cells on MEA. Scale bars: ac = 20 μm.

Importance and distribution

Ernakulamia comprises four species. Ernakulamia cochinensis and E. tanakae were reported on dead spathe of Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae) in Asia (India (Kerala)). Ernakulamia krabiensis is known from decaying pods of Acacia (Fabaceae) in Asia (Thailand) while E. xishuangbannaensis is reported on dead leaves of Pandanus (Pandanaceae) in China (Yunnan).



Delgado G, Koukol O, Cáceres O, Piepenbring M. 2017 The Phylogenetic Placement of Ernakulamia cochinensis within Pleosporales (Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota). Cryptogamie Mycologie 38, 435–451.

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Hyde KD, Dong Y, Phookamsak R, Jeewon R et al. 2020 – Fungal diversity notes 1151–1276: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity 100, 5–277.

Jayasiri SC, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, McKenzie EHC et al. 2019 – Diversity, morphology and molecular phylogeny of Dothideomycetes on decaying wild seed pods and fruits. Mycosphere 10, 1–186.

Subramanian CV. 1957 – Two new species of Petrakia. Beihefte zur Sydowia 1, 14–15.

Subramanian CV. 1994 – Hyphomycetes from South East Asia - Novelties from Singapore and Malaysia. Kavaka 22/23, 52–76.



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