Beltrania sinensis sp. nov., an endophytic fungus from China and a key to species of the genus Journal Articles uri icon

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  • During a survey of endophytic fungi in plant roots in secondary forests in Yunnan, China, a novel ascomyceteous taxon,Beltrania sinensis, was isolated fromQuercus cocciferoidesHand.-Mazz. andFraxinus malacophyllaHemsl. This novel species is characterized by having oval or obovoid conidiogenous cells with several apical, flat-tipped denticles, and biconic, aseptate, smooth, pale brown conidia with a hyaline to subhyaline equatorial transverse band and apical tubular appendage. Phylogenetic analysis of the combined sequences of the internal transcribed spacer and the LSU rRNA gene confirmed its novel species status within the genusBeltrania. Here, the novel species is described and illustrated, and a taxonomic key to species in the genusBeltraniais provided.


  • Zheng, Hua
  • Yang, Xiao-Qian
  • Deng, Jing-Shi
  • Xu, Jianping
  • Yu, Ze-Fen

publication date

  • February 1, 2020