Varicosporella, a new aquatic genus in the Nectriaceae from France
By Lechat C., Fournier J.

Vol. 7 (1) – 10 February 2015

doi: 10.25664/art-0121

 Open Access


Abstract: Varicosporella aquatica gen. and sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on six collections on submerged wood in South of France. A fusarium-like asexual morph was obtained in culture and sequenced. The genus is placed in the Nectriaceae based on its asexual morph and phylogenetic comparison of ITS and LSU sequences with species in 22 genera of Hypocreales including 16 genera in the Nectriaceae. It is primarily characterized by obpyriform, greyish yellow to pale orange nonstromatic ascomata, short-ribbed ascospores and freshwater habitat