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Lasiodiplodia bruguierae

Lasiodiplodia bruguierae J.A. Osorio, Jol. Roux & Z.W. de Beer, Fungal Biology 121: 374. 2016.

Index Fungorum: IF812011; Facesoffungi: xxxxxx; MycoBank: MB812011.

Sexual morph: not observed. Asexual morph: Conidiomata up to (352–)382–622(–754) mm, solitary or aggregated, dark brown to black, papillate. Conidiophores absent or reduced to a supporting cell. Paraphyses not observed. Conidiogenous cells (13)11–21(–23) × (2.7–)3–5 μm, hyaline, subcylindrical, holoblastic. Conidia (19–) 25–26(–32) × (11–)12–13(–15) μm, hyaline, aseptate, ellipsoid to ovoid, contents granular, thick-walled, becoming dark brown and septate when mature.

Culture characteristics: Colonies reaching 71 mm diam. on MEA after 4 d in the dark at 25 °C. Cardinal temperatures for growth: min 15 °C, max < 35 °C, opt 25−30 °C.

Representative isolate: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal province, Mlalazi Nature Reserve, Mtunzini, from asymptomatic branches of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza. J.A Osorio & Jol. Roux, holotype PREM 61248, CBS 139638 (ex-type culture).

Hosts: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (Osorio et al. 2016).

Known distribution: Mtunzini and Richards Bay (KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa).

GenBank Numbers: ITS KP860832; tef1-α KP860677; tub2 KP860755; rpb2 KU587876

Notes: Phylogenetically, Lasiodiplodia bruguierae is closely related to L. brasiliensis, L. hormozganensis, L. theobromae and L. mahajangana, but can be distinguished from these species based on its morphology.


Osorio JA, Crous CJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ, & Roux J (2017). Endophytic Botryosphaeriaceae, including five new species, associated with mangrove trees in South Africa. Fungal biology 121: 361–393.


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