Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species

ISSN: 2332-2543

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Biodiversity, Distribution and Taxonomy of Conidial Fungus Corynespora (Corynesporascaceae) Associated With Malvaceae


Kumar S and Singh R

This paper deals the biodiversity, distribution and taxonomy of conidial fungus Corynespora associated with family Malvaceae, including a new species belonging to the genus Corynespora, viz. C. sidae sp. nov., was discovered on living leaves of Sida acuta Burm.f. (Malvaceae) from University Campus of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. This species is described, illustrated and compared with similar taxa reported on Malvaceae based on morphological characters. The novel species is characterized by shorter conidiophores and longer and smooth conidia. The nomenclatural novelties were submitted in Mycobank.


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