Hydropisphaera foliicola, a new species from Martinique
By Lechat C., Fournier J.

Vol. 9 (1) – 07 January 2017

doi: 10.25664/art-0193

 Open Access


Abstract: A detailed description of Hydropisphaera foliicola sp. nov. is presented, based on a collection on dead leaf of Pouteria pallida (C.F. Gaertn.) Baehni (Sapotaceae) in Martinique (French West Indies). The fungus was cultured and sequenced; no asexual morph was obtained in culture but fertile ascomata occurred after five weeks. This species resembles H. erubescens (Roberge ex Desm.) Rossman & Samuels but differs from it in having significantly smaller ascospores

In the continuity of a research program on the fungal diversity of Lesser Antilles, conducted by Prof. R. Courtecuisse “Les champignons des Petites Antilles; diversité, écologie, protection” (Courtecuisse, 2006), we collected a Hydropisphaera occurring on a dead leaf of Pouteria pallida (C.F. Gaertn.) Baehni (Sapotaceae), which proved to be different from species [...]