Czech Mycology 67(1): 29–35             Article published online: 10th April, 2015 doi: 10.33585/cmy.67103

KOLAŘÍK M., HULCR J., KIRKENDALL L. R.

New species of Geosmithia and Graphium associated with ambrosia beetles in Costa Rica.

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Abstract

Geosmithia cnesini sp. nov. is a dominant symbiont of the ambrosia beetle Cnesinus lecontei collected from Croton draco in Costa Rica. This fungus is characterised by whitish colonies and penicillate conidiophores with extraordinary large catenate conidia. Graphium scolytodis sp. nov. is described here from the galleries of ambrosia beetle Scolytodes unipunctatus collected from the trunk of a fallen Cecropia angustifolia tree in Costa Rica. This species does not seem to be a nutritional mutualist but rather a stable associate of unknown function. It produces mononematic conidiophores only and is related to Graphium penicillioides.


Keywords:     ambrosia fungi, Hypocreales, Scolytodes, Cnesinus, ophiostomatoid fungi

Article history: received 15 January 2015, revised 23 February 2015, accepted 11 March 2015, published online 10 April 2015

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Kolařík M., Hulcr J., Kirkendall L. R. (2015): New species of Geosmithia and Graphium associated with ambrosia beetles in Costa Rica. – Czech Mycology 67(1): 29–35. copy to clipboard


doi: 10.33585/cmy.67103

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