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Tubeufia taiwanensis

Tubeufia taiwanensis Y.Z. Lu & K.D. Hyde

Index Fungorum number: IF 554911; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04817

Etymology: “taiwanensis” referring to the collecting site.


Description: For a complete description of this taxon see Kuo and Goh (2018, as Helicomyces torquatus).


Type: CHINA, Taiwan, Chiayi County, Juchi Township, on decaying wood submerged in a freshwater stream, 5 February 2017, Chang-Hsin Kuo, NCYU-K4-1, holotype, deposited at National Chiayi University, Chiayi County, Taiwan; ex-type living culture BCRC FU30844.


Photographic plate: See Kuo and Goh (2018)


Notes: This collection was introduced as Helicomyces torquatus by Kuo and Goh (2018b) with descriptions and illustrations and sequence data. However, its morphology differs from previously described Helicomyces torquatus in having abundant stalked sclerotia and each conidium has attached several secondary conidia (Kuo and Goh 2018). In addition, our phylogenetic result shows that the isolate BCRC FU30844 groups within Tubeufia and sister to T. hechiensis, which indicates that it should be treated as a Tubeufia species. Its morphology differs from Tubeufia hechiensis in conidiophores and conidia. We also compare their sequence data and there are nine base pair differences among the 543 nucleotides ITS sequences between the isolate BCRC FU30844 (only ITS sequence data is available) and T. hechiensis (MFLUCC 17–0052), which also support that they are distinct species. Therefore, we introduce Tubeufia taiwanensis sp. nov. in this study. (Luo et al. 2018)



Kuo CH, Goh TK (2018) A new species and a new record of Helicomyces from Taiwan. Mycoscience 59:433–440.

Lu YZ, Liu JK (Jack), Hyde KD, Jeewon R, Kang JC, Fan C, Boonmee S, Bhat DJ, Luo ZL, Lin CG, Eungwanichayapant PD (2018) A taxonomic reassessment of Tubeufiales based on multi-locus phylogeny and morphology. Fungal Divers 92:131–344.


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