Acrocordiella omanensis Sp. Nov. (Requienellaceae, Xylariales) from the sultanate of Oman

Sajeewa S.N. Maharachchikumbura*, Kevin D. Hyde, Rekhani H. Perera, Abdullah M. Al-Sadi

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Acrocordiella omanensis sp. nov. is described and illustrated from specimens on dead stem of Juniper sp. collected in Al Jabal al-Akhdar (Green Mountain), Sultanate of Oman. It strongly resembles Acrocordiella occulta, the type of the genus, in its similar asci and ascospore anatomy. It differs from A. occulta in having bell-shaped to cap-like clypeus around the ostiole and larger asci and ascospores. The combined large subunit nuclear ribosomal DNA and internal transcribed spacer sequences support the conclusions based on the morphological data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-300
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 16 2018


  • Desert
  • Phylogeny
  • Saprobes
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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