Coniochaeta gigantospora collected from submerged wood in a freshwater habitat in France is described and illustrated as a new species in the family Coniochaetaceae (Coniochaetales, Ascomycota). This placement is based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses of partial nuclear ribosomal 28S large subunit and complete internal transcribed spacer DNA sequence data. Coniochaeta gigantospora is distinguished from other Coniochaeta species in possessing unusually large, ellipsoid, nearly equilateral, olivaceous to olivaceous-brown ascospores.
- Aquatic fungi
- Submerged wood
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics