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Mycological Section

Fernández-Valencia, Roberto Carlos [1], Castañeda, Rafael F. [2], Iturriaga, Teresa [1].

A new Beltrania-like species from Venezuela.

Hyphomycete collecting in a cloud forest in “El Ávila” National Park, located in the north of the city of Caracas, Venezuela, was undertaken in November 2007. A species belonging to the Beltrania group (anamorphic Ascomycetes) was collected on decaying leaves of Clusia multiflora aff. The specimen has at least three of the five characteristics proposed by Kendrick (1980) for the genera that belong to the Beltrania group: dark setae, setae and conidiophores with radially lobed bases and conidia with hyaline equatorial band. Other characteristics included by Kendrick (1980) for the group which are not shared by the Venezuelan species are, inflated separating cells and biconic or turbinate conidia with one hyaline equatorial band. The specimen under study has elongated separating cells, and elongated, flexuous conidia with several hyaline equatorial bands. Therefore the species from El Ávila should be included in a new genus related to the Beltrania group.


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1 - Universidad Simón Bolívar, Departamento de Biología de Organismos, Pabellón III, Oficina 3-10, Valle de Sartenejas, Baruta, Caracas, Miranda, 1080, Venezuela
2 - Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical \"A, Calle 1 Esq. 2, Santiago de Las Vegas, Ciudad de La Habana, 17200, Cuba

Keywords:
Beltrania group
banded conidia
saprophytic fungi
Clusia multiflora.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for BSA Sections
Session: P2
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: P2MY016
Abstract ID:874


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