Check List 15(5): 735-746, doi: 10.15560/15.5.735
Systematics, taxonomy, and distribution of species of Myriogenospora G.F. Atk. (Clavicipitaceae, Hypocreales, Ascomycota)
expand article infoArmando J. Cruz-Laufer, Melissa Mardones§, Meike Piepenbring|
‡ UHasselt – Hasselt University, Faculty of Sciences, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium§ Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, 11501 San José, Costa Rica| Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Based on new specimens of <em>Myriogenospora </em>spp. from Costa Rica and Panama, we present morphological analyses, systematic conclusions, additions to host ranges, and geographical distribution data for the two species currently classified in this genus. <em>Myriogenospora atramentosa</em> (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Diehl differs from <em>Myriogenospora linearis</em> (Rehm) J.F. White & Glenn in the ascus and part-spore morphology, a different position in the molecular phylogeny, and the host range. We conclude that the two species are not congeneric and propose that <em>M. linearis</em> should be called <em>Balansia linearis</em> (Rehm) Diehl.
Balansia; Clavicipitaceae; Costa Rica; grass epibionts; Panama; phylogeny; Poaceae.