Original paper

Conidial fungi from the semi-arid Caatinga biome of Brazil. Three new species and new records

Leão-Ferreira, Sheila M.; Pascholati Gusmão, Luís F.; Castañeda Ruiz, Rafael F.


In a survey of saprobic conidial fungi from the semi-arid Caatinga biome, northeast of Brazil, three new species, Arachnophora polybrachiata, Hermatomyces uniseriatus and Vanakripa inexpectata, are proposed. Dendryphiosphaera taiensis is a new record for the American continent and Luzfridiella insignis, Memnoniella levispora, Periconia jabalpurensis, Pseudopetrakia kambakkamensis, Sadasivania girisa and Vanakripa rhizophorae are new records from South America. Notes, illustrations and descriptions based on natural substrates are presented for all species.


anamorphic fungihyphomycetesleaf littertaxonomy