First report of a lichenicolous species of Hypomyces (Hypocreaceae), H. peltigericola sp. nov.
By Lechat C., Gardiennet A., Fournier J.

Vol. 9 (2) – 25 February 2017

doi: 10.25664/art-0197

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Abstract: Hypomyces peltigericola sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on material collected in France on thalli of the lichen Peltigera canina. In culture the ascospores yielded a cladobotryum-like asexual morph that was sequenced. The placement of this new species in the aurofusarin-group of the genus Hypomyces is based on the combination of morphological characters of sexual and asexual morphs as well as the comparison of its ITS rDNA sequence with those of this group available in GenBank

During a survey of lichenicolous fungi in France, with emphasis on the east-central part, a surprising specimen of Hypomyces (Fr.) Tul. & C. Tul. occurring on Peltigera canina (L.) Willd. was repeatedly collected on the same trunk (Fig. 1), prompting a detailed morphological characterization and [...]