|Bryostroma popei Greiff & P.F.Cannon.|
in Greiff & Cannon, 2020.
The bryophilous Bryostroma popei is a novel ascomycete that infects the pleurocarpous moss Leptodictyum riparium. The morphology of the new species is described, illustrated and compared to other species in the genus. A key to the nine species of Bryostroma is provided.
Bryostroma popei Greiff & P.F.Cannon, sp. nov.
(Dothideomycetes, incertae sedis).
Type: UK, Isle of Wight, Havenstreet, Briddlesford Copse, on decaying stems of Leptodictyon riparium, UK grid reference SZ556900, 26 Sept. 2019, G. R. L. Greiff.
Holotype (K(M) 255204). [Index Fungorum IF557422].
HABITAT. Riparian ancient woodland; alt. approx. 15 m. The host plant Leptodictyum riparium (Hedw.) Warnst. (Amblystegiaceae, Hypnales, Bryidae, Bryophyta) was growing in a seasonal stream.
ETYMOLOGY. popei, in honour of the Isle of Wight botanist, mycologist and excellent all-round naturalist Dr Colin R. Pope.
George R. L. Greiff and Paul F. Cannon. 2020. Bryostroma popei — A New Bryophilous Ascomycete from the British Isles, with A Worldwide Key to the Genus Bryostroma. Kew Bulletin. 75: 60. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-020-09917-0