Lectera longa P.F. Cannon, Cannon, Paul F., Buddie, Alan G., Bridge, Paul D., Neergaard, Eigil de, Luebeck, Mette & Askar, Mohamed M., 2012
Cannon, Paul F., Buddie, Alan G., Bridge, Paul D., Neergaard, Eigil de, Luebeck, Mette & Askar, Mohamed M., 2012, Lectera, a new genus of the Plectosphaerellaceae for the legume pathogen Volutella colletotrichoides, MycoKeys 3, pp. 23-36: 28
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|Lectera longa P.F. Cannon|
Lectera longa P.F. Cannon sp. nov.
Differs from Lectera colletotrichoides by its longer conidia (7.8-10 × 2-2.5 µm; mean 8.87 µm, sd 0.56, n=20) with a mean length/breadth ratio of 3.98: 1, with three short insertions and a single substitution in the ITS sequence.
Only definitely known from the type locality.
No details are known; the data associated with the type do not indicate whether the fungus was thought to be pathogenic.
The species is only known from a single collection made in 1974, though a strain isolated from Viola sp. and identified as Volutella colletotrichoides with an identical ITS sequence (AJ301962) was deposited in the BBLF culture collection as BBA 71246. Its geographical origin is unknown, and the status of the living culture is uncertain. Its conservation status ( Dahlberg and Mueller 2011) must be considered as Data Deficient, but is potentially Critically Endangered.
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