Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Reflections on Canalisporium, with descriptions of new species and records from Taiwan

Authors
  • Goh, Teik-Khiang1
  • Kuo, Chang-Hsin1
  • 1 National Chiayi University, 300 Syuefu Road, Chiayi City, 60004, Taiwan , Chiayi City (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mycological Progress
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
May 06, 2021
Volume
20
Issue
5
Pages
647–680
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11557-021-01689-6
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

Several Canalisporium species collected from freshwater habitats in Taiwan are described and illustrated. These include six new species and four new records for Taiwan, namely, C. caribense, C. elegans, C. jinghongense, C. kenyense, C. macrosporum sp. nov., C. nanhuaense sp. nov., C. parvum sp. nov., C. paulopallidum sp. nov., C. taiwanense sp. nov., and C. waffleum sp. nov. Based on a re-examination of the type specimens, the placement of C. nigrum in Canalisporium was verified, but C. microsporum was found to be previously misidentified. The latter was renamed as Trimmatostroma canalisporioides. Other Canalisporium species not collected in Taiwan are briefly discussed. The phylogenetic relationship of Canalisporium species was sought among representative taxa from related fungal familiar lineages, namely, the Conioscyphaceae, Fuscosporellaceae, Pleurotheciaceae, and Savoryellaceae, by comparing the sequences of their nuc rDNA ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 (ITS barcode). Identification of Canalisporium species accepted in this paper is based on phylogenetic relationship and morphological comparison, plus some statistical analyses. A key to the 21 accepted species of Canalisporium is given. A composite diagram of conidial morphology of these species is provided to ease identification. Separation of Canalisporium species into two major groups based on conidial morphology with phylogenetic support is discussed.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times