Lecanicillium subprimulinum (Cordycipitaceae, hypocreales), a novel species from baoshan, yunnan

Shike Huang, Sajeewa S.N. Maharachchikumbura, Rajesh Jeewon, D. Jayarama Bhat, Rungtiwa Phookamsak, Kevin D. Hyde, Abdullah M. Al-Sadi, Jichuan Kang*

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In this paper, we report a new asexual-morph taxon belonging to the family Cordycipitaceae (Hypocreales), which is associated with a sexual morph of an ophioceras-like taxon on submerged wood collected from Baoshan, Yunnan, China. Morphologically, this new taxon is similar to known asexual morphs of Lecanicillium and characterized by conidiophores arising from hyaline hyphae, with gregarious, ellipsoid to ovoid, aseptate conidia. Phylogenetic analyses of a combined LSU, SSU, tef1-α and ITS sequence dataset positions our taxon in Cordycipitaceae and close to Lecanicillium sp. (CBS 639.85) and L. primulinum. Lecanicillium subprimulinum is introduced as a new species with support from molecular data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2018


  • Asexual morph
  • Hyphomycete
  • Multi-gene phylogeny
  • Sordariomycetes
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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