Mycosystema 5: 1-17, 1992


SHOULD CUNNINGHAMELLA POLYMORPHA. C. PHSEOSPORA AND C. BREUNNEA BE ACCEPTED AS DISTINCT SPECIES?

ZHENG RU-YONG and CHEN GUI-QING
Systematic Mycologh & Lichenology Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology, Academia Sinica, Beijing


ABSTRACT: Comparative studies among subcultures of types of Cunninghla polymorpha, C. phaeospora, C. brunnea and their related species have revealed that the three taxa should be accepted as distinct sopecies.. Characteristics for distinguishing these spedies are discussed. Redescripptions and reillustrations ate prtovided. One of the nine strains of C. polymorpha isolated from materials collected in China produces abundant zygospores when mated with the other Chinese strains as well as with the type culture of this species. This is the first record of C. polymorpha found in China and is also the first report of its teleomorphic state since its publication.