A new species of Navicella from Costa Rica

Abdulkadir E. Elshafie*, André Aptroot, Saif N. Al-Bahry, Abdulaziz Y. Al-Kindi

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Navicella costaricensis sp. nov., isolated from plant debris in the rain forest of Costa Rica, is described and illustrated. The species is characterized by cylindrical ostioles and dark brown, long-ellipsoid, distoseptate ascospores with hyaline end cells that are separated by dark septa from the other cells. The ascospores have lenticular lumina.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2005


  • Costa Rica
  • Culture
  • Navicella
  • Plant debris
  • Rain forest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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