Pseudoplectania africana (Pezizales, Sarcosomataceae) discovered in the Island of Madeira (Portugal)

Carbone M., Rocha E.

Vol. 16 (2) – 15 mai 2024

doi: 10.25664/art-0387

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Abstract: Pseudoplectania africana teleomorph is recorded for the first time in Madeira Island (Portugal) and for the second time worldwide. A description of the macro- and microscopic characters and the ecology is provided, as well as the photographic documentation. The identification of selected collections has been confirmed also genetically by comparison of the ITS rDNA, 28S rDNA, tef1 and rpb2 sequences with those of the type collection from South Africa.

Pseudoplectania africana M. Carbone & Sochorová is a recently described species, collected on a decaying coniferous trunk in Mpumalanga province of South Africa and so far known only from this single record (Sochorová et al., 2022). During the winter 2022/2023, in three different spots […]

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