Three noteworthy pleosporalean fungi on Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) and grapevine (Vitis sp.) from Qujing, Yunnan, P. R. China

Gui-Qing Zhang1, Dong-Qin Dai1, *, Nalin N. Wijayawardene1, 2

1Center for Yunnan Plateau Biological Resources Protection and Utilization, Yunnan Engineering Research Center of Fruit Wine, College of Biological Resource and Food Engineering, Qujing Normal University, Qujing, P. R. China. 2Section of Microbiology, Institute for Research and Development in Health and Social Care, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. *Corresponding author, email: [email protected]

Three pleosporalean fungi were collected from Qujing, Yunnan, China. Morphological characterisation and multigene phylogenetic analyses confirmed that these fungi belong to the order Pleosporales but in different families. Alternaria alternata sensu lato (Pleosporaceae) is reported herein as a new geographical record from southwestern China. Neocucurbitaria juglandicola (Cucurbitariaceae) is reported from Magnolia grandiflora as a new host and country record. Phragmocamarosporium qujingensis (Lentitheciaceae) is reported from Vitis sp. for the first time. Morphological data, photographic illustrations and descriptions are provided along with the phylogenetic trees.

Zhang G-Q, Dai D-Q, Wijayawardene NN (2022) Three noteworthy pleosporalean fungi on Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) and grapevine (Vitis sp.) from Qujing, Yunnan, P. R. China. MycoAsia 2022/10.

Received: 29.10.2022 | Accepted: 31.12.2022 | Published: 31.12.2022 | Handling Editor: Dr. Mubashar Raza | Reviewers: Dr. Zhang Zhi-Feng, Dr. Danushka S. Tennakoon