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Title: Proposal to conserve Amorphotheca resinae, Lophodermium seditiosum, Pezicula sporulosa (Cryptosporiopsis quercina), and Tapesia yallundae (Oculimacula yallundae) (Ascomycota, Leotiomycetes)

item ROSSMAN, AMY - Retired ARS Employee
item ALLEN, WILLIAM - North Carolina State University
item Castlebury, Lisa
item SEIFERT, KEITH - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item VERKLEY, GERARD - Utrecht University

Submitted to: Taxon
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/10/2018
Publication Date: 7/13/2018
Citation: Rossman, A.Y., Allen, W.C., Castlebury, L.A., Seifert, K., Verkley, G. 2018. Proposals to conserve Amorphotheca resinae against Cladosporium avellaneum, Ditiola mucida (Holwaya mucida) against Acrospermum caliciiforme (Crinula caliciiformis), Lophodermium seditiosum against Leptostroma austriacum, Pezicula sporulosa against Gloeosporium longisporum (Cryptosporiopsis longispora), and Tapesia yallundae (Oculimacula yallundae) against Cercosporella herpotrichioides (Pseudocercosporella herpotrichioides) (Ascomycota: Leotiomycetes). Taxon. 67(3):636-638.

Interpretive Summary: Recent changes in the rules by which fungi are named have caused problems in knowing what to call some agriculturally or industrially important fungi. Numerous papers have been published with recommendations on which name should be used for major groups of plant pathogens but some individual species have been overlooked. In this paper all known information is used to decide the correct names for four fungal species causing diseases of various plants or used industrially. This work is significant because it will allow correct identification of these important fungi. These results will be used by agricultural and industrial scientists as well as plant quarantine officials who need accurate scientific names to communicate about fungi.

Technical Abstract: In the course of updating the scientific names of plant-associated fungi in the U.S. National Fungus Collections Databases to conform with one scientific name for fungi as required by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN, McNeill & al. in Regnum Vegetable 154. 2012), a number of instances were encountered in which the oldest epithet was not placed in the oldest or preferred genus. Although the scientific names currently in use should be changed to use the oldest epithet, the economically important fungi listed below are in such widespread use that it would be disruptive to change their names. These names or their basionyms are herein proposed for conservation, following Art. 14.2.