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Cuenca, Gisela & Ricardo Herrera-Peraza. Scutellospora striata sp.nov., a newly described glomeromycotan fungus from La Gran Sabana, Venezuela. Mycotaxon 105: 79-87. 2008.

ABSTRACT: Examination of soil samples from a sclerophyllous shrubland near the town of Iboribó in La Gran Sabana, Venezuela, revealed an undescribed species of Scutellospora whose spores are ornamented with finger-print-like processes, are ochraceous yellow with a pinkish tint, and have a complex wall structure. The new species, named Scutellospora striata, is the third Scutellospora species described from La Gran Sabana, Venezuela.

KEYWORDS: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, AMF, Gigasporaceae, taxonomy, tropical species

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