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14 March 2014 A revision of the genus Kretzschmaria (Ascomycota, Xylariaceae) in Cuba
Gloria M. Recio Herrera, Susana G. Maldonado González
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In the present paper, collections deposited in HAJB and determined as Kretzschmaria and Hypoxylon with stromatic morphology similar to some taxa called “ustulinoid” were re-examined macroscopically and microscopically. Eight species of Kretzschmaria are recognized. Kretzschmaria cetrarioides, K. clavus, K. coenopus, K. micropus and K. zonata are corroborated for Cuba. Kretzschmaria milleri, K. pavimentosa and K. sandvicensis constitute new records for Cuba. A dichotomous key for the identification of the treated species and also their descriptions, distributions in Cuba and preliminary IUCN Red List categorizations are included in this work.

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Gloria M. Recio Herrera and Susana G. Maldonado González "A revision of the genus Kretzschmaria (Ascomycota, Xylariaceae) in Cuba," Willdenowia 44(1), 57-64, (14 March 2014).
Published: 14 March 2014
kretzschmarioid taxa
ustulinoid taxa
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