Two novel species of Vagicola (Phaeosphaeriaceae) from Italy

SC Jayasiri
2015 Mycosphere  
Phaeosphaeriaceae is a large and important family in the order Pleosporales, comprising economically important plant pathogens. Species may also be endophytes or saprobes on plant hosts. Two new species referable to Vagicola, Phaeosphaeriaceae are introduced in this paper based on analyses of LSU and ITS sequence data and their unique morphology. Most Phaeosphaeriaceae species grow on monocotyledons; Vagicola dactylidis and V. chlamydospora are also saprobic on grasses (Poaceae). Vagicola
more » ... ae). Vagicola chlamydospora formed asexual structures in a culture. The new species are described and illustrated and compared with other taxa. Mycosphere 6 (6): 716-728 (2015) ISSN 2077 7019 www.mycosphere.org Article Mycosphere
doi:10.5943/mycosphere/6/6/7 fatcat:om3ryauq2jakpj3xgrcqroo66u