Tectona grandis (teak) is an increasingly important timber resource globally. It is native to Asia, including Thailand. In this paper a new species of Barriopsis, B. tectonae sp. nov., is described from a dead T. grandis branch collected in Thailand. Barriopsis tectonae can be differentiated from the two previously described species of Barriopsis; B. fusca and B. iraniana, by its ascospore and conidial dimensions. Phylogenetic evaluation of the ITS, TEF1-alpha and BT genomic regions provide further evidence that B. tectonae is a novel species.
1.Mae Fah Luang Univ, Inst Excellence Fungal Res, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand 2.Mae Fah Luang Univ, Sch Sci, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand 3.Univ Pretoria, Forestry & Agr Biotechnol Inst, Dept Microbiol & Plant Pathol, ZA-0028 Pretoria, South Africa 4.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Biodivers & Biogeog East Asia KLPB, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
Doilom,Mingkwan;Shuttleworth,Lucas A.;Roux,Jolanda;Chukeatirote,Ekachai;Hyde,Kevin D..Barriopsis tectonae sp nov a new species of Botryosphaeriaceae from Tectona grandis (teak) in Thailand,PHYTOTAXA,2014,176(1(SI) ):81-91