Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(3): 531-538, doi: 10.5091/plecevo.2019.1567
Hymenochaetaceae (Basidiomycota, Hymenochaetales) from the Guineo-Congolian phytochorion: Phylloporia rinoreae sp.nov., an additional undescribed species from the Forest Global Earth Observatory Plot in Gabon
expand article infoMatthieu Jerusalem, Prudence Yombiyeni§, Gabriel Castillo, Cony Decock|
‡ Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution, Université de Liège, Quai Van Beneden, BE-4000 Liège, Belgium§ Institut de Recherche en Ecologie Tropicale (IRET), BP-13354 Gros Bouquet, Libreville, Gabon| Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Background and aims – The aim of this study is the continuation of an ongoing survey of Hymenochaetaceae (Basidiomycota, Hymenochaetales) from the lower Guinean sub-region in Central Africa. In this frame, a new species of Phylloporia is described from Gabon, based on morphological, ecological and phylogenetic data.

Methods – The species is described using morphological methods, and ecological data. DNA-based phylogenetic analysis are also used to search for affinities.

Key results – A new species of Phylloporia, P. rinoreae, is described based on specimens collected on living twigs of a shrubby Rinorea species (Violaceae), occurring in the Guineo-Congolian rain forest. Phylogenetic inferences using DNA sequence data from partial nuc 28S (region including the D1/D2/D3 domains) resolved this species as a distinct clade within the Phylloporia lineage. An identification key to the species reported from the Guineo-Congolian phytochorion is provided.

ConclusionPhylloporia rinoreae is the seventh species of the genus described from and so far only known from Gabon in the Lower Guinean phytogeographical sub-region.

Africa, Basidiomycota, Hymenochaetales, Phylloporia, polypores


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