Overlooked competing asexual and sexually typified generic names of Ascomycota with recommendations for their use or protection

Amy Y. Rossman, W. Cavan Allen, Uwe Braun, Lisa A. Castlebury, Priscila Chaverri, Pedro W. Crous, David L. Hawksworth, Kevin D. Hyde, Peter Johnston, Lorenzo Lombard, Megan Romberg, Rob A. Samson, Keith A. Seifert, Jeffrey K. Stons, Dhanushka Udayanga, James F. White

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    With the change to one scientific name for fungal species, numerous papers have been published with recommendations for use or protection of competing generic names in major groups of ascomycetes. Although genera in each group of fungi were carefully considered, some competing generic names were overlooked. This paper makes recommendations for additional competing genera not considered in previous papers. Chairs of relevant Working Groups of the ICTF were consulted in the development of these recommendations. A number of generic names need protection, specifically Amarenographium over Amarenomyces, Amniculicola over Anguillospora, Balansia over Ephelis, Claviceps over Sphacelia, Drepanopeziza over Gloeosporidiella and Gloeosporium, Golovinomyces over Euoidium, Holwaya over Crinium, Hypocrella over Aschersonia, Labridella over Griphosphaerioma, Metacapnodium over Antennularia, and Neonectria over Cylindrocarpon and Heliscus. The following new combinations are made: Amniculicola longissima, Atichia maunauluana, Diaporthe columnaris, D. liquidambaris, D. longiparaphysata, D. palmicola, D. tersa, Elsinoë bucidae, E.caricae, E. choisyae, E. paeoniae, E. psidii, E. zorniae, Eupelte shoemakeri, Godronia myrtilli, G. raduloides, Sarcinella mirabilis, S. pulchra, Schizothyrium jamaicense, and Trichothallus niger. Finally, one new species name, Diaporthe azadirachte, is introduced to validate an earlier name, and the conservation of Discula with a new type, D. destructiva, is recommended.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-308
    Number of pages20
    JournalIMA Fungus
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2016


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