Vol. 59 No. 2 (2020)
Research Papers

Heterosporicola beijingense sp. nov. (Leptosphaeriaceae, Pleosporales) associated with Chenopodium quinoa leaf spots

Institute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, People’s Republic of China
Institute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, People’s Republic of China
CAS key Laboratory for Plant Biodiversity and Biogeography of East Asia (KLPB), Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, China
Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, 57100, Thailand
Beijing Agricultural technology extension station, Beijing 100029, China
Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
Xinghong LI
Institute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, People’s Republic of China
Kevin D. HYDE
Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, 57100, Thailand

Published 2020-07-17


  • DNA analyses,
  • Pathogens,
  • morpho-molecular taxonomy

How to Cite

R. S. BRAHMANAGE, “Heterosporicola beijingense sp. nov. (Leptosphaeriaceae, Pleosporales) associated with Chenopodium quinoa leaf spots”, Phytopathol. Mediterr., vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 219–227, Jul. 2020.


A coelomycetous fungus with hyaline, aseptate, oblong to ellipsoidal conidia was isolated from living Chenopodium quinoa leaves with leaf spots, in Beijing, China. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of a combined LSU, SSU, ITS and TEF sequence dataset confirmed its placement in Heterosporicola in Leptosphaeriaceae. The new taxon resembles other Heterosporicola species, but is phylogenetically distinct, and is introduced as a new species. Heterosporicola beijingense sp. nov. is compared with other Heterosporicola species, and comprehensive descriptions and micrographs are provided.


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