In: Sydowia 64 Fasc. 2 (2012), S. 336-344
Pestalotiopsis camelliae, a new species associated with grey blight of Camellia japonica in China
Y. M. Zhang1, S. S. N. Maharachchikumbura2*, J. G. Wei3,
E. H. C. McKenzie4 & K. D. Hyde1,2*
1 International Fungal Research and Development Centre, Key Laboratory of
Resource Insect Cultivation & Utilization State Forestry Administration, The Research Institute of Resource Insects, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Kunming 650224, People’s Republic of China
2 Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Tasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand; School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Tasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
3 College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning 530005, People´s Republic of China
4 Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand.
Zhang Y. M., Maharachchikumbura S. S. N., Wei J. G., McKenzie E. H. C. & Hyde K. D. (2012) Pestalotiopsis camelliae, a new species associated with grey blight ofin China.– Sydowia 64 (2): 335–344.
We have been surveying diseases of ornamental plants in Yunnan Province, China and discovered a previously undescribed species of causing grey blight disease on leaves of . The associated causal agent of the disease is introduced as a new species, ,in this paper The taxon can clearly be distinguished from all known species of by its morphology and DNA (combined ITS, b–tubulin and gene regions) phylogenyIts most similar relative, . furcata has conidia with more apical appendages (5–9) than in (3–6) and the appendages of consistently divide into branches, that is rare in .
Keywords: asexual taxon, leaf spot, Pestalotiopsis furcata phylogeny, sp. nov.