Some new Helotiales on ferns from South Africa
Raitviir A. & Schneller J. (2007). Some new Helotiales on ferns from South Africa.
Sydowia 59(2): 255–265.
Unfortunately Ain Raitviir died on September 17th, 2006. He was one of the best experts on Helotiales, especially on the family Hyaloscyphaceae. He prepared the descriptions of the new taxa and wrote a nearly complete draft which has been used for the final version of this article. Five new species of small discomycetes, Crocicreas blechni, Lachnum capense, Niptera capensis, Phaeoscypha pteridicola, Urceolella todeae, and one new variety, Incrupila aspidii var. pteridicola, are described. All of them were collected on dead fronds of ferns in South Africa.
Key words: Microfungi on ferns, ascomycetes, Helotiales, new taxa, South African mycobiota