Vaginatispora K.D. Hyde, K. D. Hyde

Rathnayaka, Achala R., Chethana, K. W. Thilini, Tennakoon, Danushka S., Lumyong, Saisamorn & Hyde, Kevin D., 2021, Additions to the microfungi in Taiwan: introducing Pseudorobillarda camelliaesinensis sp. nov., (Pseudorobillardaceae) and new host records of pleosporalean taxa in mountainous habitats, Phytotaxa 516 (2), pp. 115-139: 127

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Vaginatispora K.D. Hyde


Vaginatispora K.D. Hyde   , Nova Hedwigia 61(1–2): 234 (1995)

Notes: Hyde (1995) introduced Vaginatispora   to accommodate V. aquatica   with following characters: immersed to erumpent ascomata, slit-like ostioles with periphyses, and narrowly fusiform, 1-septate ascospores with a thick papilionaceous sheath around the ascospores. Previously, this genus belonged to Massarinaceae (Hyde 1995)   , and later Zhang et al. (2014) transferred Vaginatispora   into Lophiostomataceae   based on multi-gene phylogenetic data. Most Vaginatispora species   found in tropical regions and commonly occur in freshwater and marine environments (Hyde et al. 2019) except V. amygdali   , which has been recorded in terrestrial habitats ( Amygdalus persica   ) in Japan (Hashimoto et al. 2018). However, Vaginatispora appendiculata   also recorded from a terrestrial habitat, but it was a well-moistened environment near Sai Khu Waterfall in Thailand ( Wanasinghe et al. 2016). The current study confirms the cosmopolitan nature of Vaginatispora species   , which has been found from freshwater, marine, mangroves and further in terrestrial habitats as well. This study provides further support on this fact, as we found Vaginatispora palmae   on a dead branch of Swietenia macrophylla   in terrestrial habitats, which was previously found immersed on the rachis of Nypa fruticans   .