Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae, a new record of pathogenic fungus from some subtropical and tropical trees in southern China

Jia Ping ZHAO, Quan LU, Jun LIANG, Cony DECOCK & Xing Yao ZHANG

en Cryptogamie, Mycologie 31 (4) - Pages 431-439

Published on 31 December 2010

Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae, a species recently segregated from L. theobromae, is reported from southern China for the first time. The identification was based on morphological features and comparison of DNA sequence data from nuc-ITS and partial tef-1α gene. Acacia confusa, Albizia falcataria, Eucalyptus sp., Mangifera sylvatica, and Paulownia fortunei are reported as new hosts for this species. A key to the Lasiodiplodia spp. mainly based on the characteristics of conidia and paraphyses is provided.

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