Echinosphaeria macrospora sp. nov., teleomorph of Vermiculariopsiella endophytica sp. nov.

GAWAS PUJA, B. D. SHENOY, Kevin D. HYDE & Darbhe Jayarama BHAT

en Cryptogamie, Mycologie 27 (1) - Pages 11-20

Published on 31 March 2006

Echinosphaeria macrospora is a novel endophyte isolated from stems of Centella asiatica (Apiaceae/Umbelliferae) with its novel, hyphomycetous anamorph, Vermiculariopsiella endophytica. The fungus first produced the conidial state, followed by development of its teleomorph after 4 weeks of incubation. Echinosphaeria macrospora differs from the type of this monotypic genus, E. canescens, in having wider asci and larger ascospores. This is the first report of a sexual state amongst the species of Vermiculariopsiella and the third asexual stage of Echinosphaeria.

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