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Castañeda Ruíz, ,Rafael F. Teresa Iturriaga, Gabriela Heredia Abarca, David W. Minter, Josepa Gené, Marc Stadler, Masatoshi Saikawa & Carolina Silvera-Simón. Notes on Heteroconium and a new species fromVenezuela. Mycotaxon 105: 175-184. 2008.

ABSTRACT: Heteroconium avilae sp. nov.,found on the decaying rachis of an unidentified palm tree in "Cerro El Ávila" near Caracas, Venezuela, is described and illustrated. Heteroconium avilae is characterized by cylindrical to fusiform, sometimes slightly navicular, 1- to 3- or rarely 4-septate, smooth conidia that have dark brown to brown central cells and pale brown end cells. Illustrations of conidia of published Heteroconium species are provided. A key to Heteroconium species is presented.

KEYWORDS: anamorphic fungi, systematics, tropical rainforest

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