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Castañeda-Ruiz, Rafael F., Luis Fernando Pascholati Gusmão, Josep Guarro, Alberto M. Stchigel, Marc Stadler, Masatoshi Saikawa & Sheila Miranda Leão-Ferreira. Two new anamorphic fungi from Brazil: Dictyochaetopsis polysetosa and Myrothecium compactum. Mycotaxon 103: 1-8. 2008.

ABSTRACT: Dictyochaetopsis polysetosa anam. sp. nov. and Myrothecium compactum anam sp. nov. found on a decaying leaves of an unidentified plant in “Morro do Corcovado” and “Pista Claudio Coutinho” near Pão de Açucar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are described and illustrated. The former is characterized by verticillate, polysetose, branched conidiophores and the latter is distinguished by its compact conidiomata with coarsely verrucose to tuberculate, darkly green-brown marginal hyphae and bacilliform, aseptate, dark green conidia. A description and illustrations of the comparable taxon, Dictyochaetopsis gonytrichoides, are provided.

KEYWORDS: conidial fungi, leaf litter, systematics, tropical rainforest

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