Five new species of Hypoderma (Rhytismatales, Ascomycota) with a key to Hypoderma species known from China
Hou, Cheng-Lin Piepenbring
Five new species of Hypoderma are described from China. They are Hypoderma berberidis on living prickles of Berberis jamesiana, H. cuspidatum on twigs of Rhododendron sp., H. linderae on leaves of Lindera glauca, H. shiqii on twigs of Rhododendron sp., and H. smilacicola on leaves of Smilax bracteata. They differ from known species mainly by the shape and position of their ascomata as well as characteristics of ascospores. A key to nine Hypoderma species known for China is provided.