Check List 17(5): 1243-1248, doi: 10.15560/17.5.1243
First occurrence of Nigrospora lacticolonia Mei Wang & L. Cai (Xylariales, Ascomycota) in the Neotropical Region
expand article infoDeyse Viana dos Santos, Rejane Maria Ferreira da Silva, Paula Aguilera§, Gladstone Alves da Silva, José Luiz Bezerra|, Rafael José Vilela de Oliveira
‡ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile| Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Cruz das Almas, Brazil
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During a study on fungal endophyte diversity, Nigrospora lacticolonia Mei Wang & L. Cai was isolated from healthy leaves of Guarea macrophylla, a shade tree in the Cocoa agroecosystem (cabruca) in Brazil. We confirmed the identity of the specimens using morphological data and a phylogenetic reconstruction based on molecular markers (internal transcribed spacer region (ITS), β-tubulin (TUB2), and translation elongation factor 1-α (TEF) sequences). The specimen presented black globose or slightly ellipsoidal conidia, and the conidiophores were reduced to conidiogenous cells. This is the first report of N. lacticolonia in the Neotropical Region.

Atlantic Forest, Cocoa crop, endophytic fungi, Guarea macrophylla, Sordariomycetes