Cheiromycella indica sp. nov. and new records of microfungi from North-Western India

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Keywords: Conidial fungi, Hyphomycetes, Systematics, Taxonomy


Cheiromycella indica sp. nov. is described and illustrated from dead and decaying wood of Pinus roxburghii Sarg. from Solan district along with Brachysporiella pulchra and Helicoma dennisii collected from Kangra, Bilaspur and Mandi districts of Himachal Pradesh, respectively. A species of Cheiromycella is distinguished by its small conidia from the other species of the genus. A key to species of Cheiromycella is provided. Brachysporiella pulchra and Helicoma dennisii are recorded for the first time from N. W. Himalayas.

Conidial fungi, Hyphomycetes, Systematics, Taxonomy

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The authors are thankful to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for financial assistance (vide letter No. 14/26/2008–ERS/RE dt. 06. 07. 2010) and to UGC (SAP, DRS III) and Chairperson Department of Botany Panjab University for providing infrastructural and laboratory facilities.

Author Information

Verma R. K.
Department of Plant Pathology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India
Prasher I. B.
Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Panjab University Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Department of Botany, Dolphin PG College of Science and Agriculture, Chunni Kalan, India

Gautam A. K.
School of Agriculture, Abhilashi University, Mandi, India