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Wiesneriomyces laurinus

Wiesneriomyces laurinus (Tassi) P.M. Kirk, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 82(4): 748 (1984).

Volutellaria laurina Tassi, Atti R. Accad. Fisiocrit. Siena, Sér. 4 8: 5 (1897).           

Index Fungorum number: IF 107371; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09127, Fig. 1

Description: see Suetrong et al. (2014).

Material examined: see Suetrong et al. (2014).

Fig. 1 Wiesneriomyces laurinus (re-drawn from Fig. 3 in Suetrong et al. 2014). a Branched conidiophores. b Conidia. c Sporodochia with incurved setae. Scale bars: a, b = 10 µm, c = 20 µm.

Importance and distribution

Wiesneriomyces comprises three species known on wide range of hosts such as Alstonia scholaris (Apocynaceae), Artocarpus communis (Moraceae), Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Fabaceae), Castanopsis cuspidata (Fagaceae), Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae), Clitoria ternatea (Fabaceae), Dillenia indica (Dilleniaceae), Eucalyptus sp. (Myrtaceae), Euonymus pendulus (Celastraceae), Fagraea schlechteri (Gentianaceae), Ficus cuspidato-caudata (Moraceae), Heritiera littoralis (Malvaceae), Laurus (Lauraceae) and Licuala longicalycata (Arecaceae). Wiesneriomyces is reported from Asia (India, Japan, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand), Australia, Central America (Panama), North America (Caribbean (Cuba), the United States), Oceania (New Caledonia, New Zealand) and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland).



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Suetrong S, Rungjindamai N, Sommaiv S, Rung-Areerate P, Sommrithipol S, Jones E. 2014 – Wiesneriomyces a new lineage of Dothideomycetes (Ascomycota) basal to Tubeufiales. Phytotaxa 176, 283–297.




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