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Pilidiella tibouchinae sp. nov. associated with foliage blight of Tibouchina granulosa (quaresmeira) in Brazil


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Tibouchina granulosa Melastomataceae

glorytree, is a fast growing tree native that occurs in the Atlantic ! " #$ " and parks because of its spectacular violet or pink blossoms % & ' ( )' *#+.//. Usually there is a high demand for young T. granulosa plants # $ 0# are known to be a limiting factor in nursery production of T.

granulosa. However, very little is known about the diseases

& Chrysoporthe cubensis

1Cryphonectria cubensis on T. granulosa

Seixas et al.//2

133 3 '33 45676.8 there are only three records of fungi on this host in the USDA

! 9; ./6/&

surprising for such a common plant in the neotropics, and $ < Here we clarify the identity of the fungus associated with # ## = ' &

and damaging diseases affecting T. granulosa gardens, and also in nurseries.



Samples of young abnormal branches of Tibouchina

granulosa bearing diseased leaves were collected at two

; > ? @ < ; # fungus were deposited in the herbarium at the Universidade ! BC B"E ( = BF# =

( et al. .//G(

in the fungal culture collection at the Universidade Federal BC EJ=K0FL ! # E EJ M & 0 ; # # B"E EJ

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sp. nov. associated with foliage blight of



(quaresmeira) in Brazil

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Abstract: Tibouchina granulosa Melastomataceae 8

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= F Pilidiella with the diseased

#& N0F we conclude that it represents a new species, for which the name Pilidiella tibouchinae

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Coniella fragariae

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Coniella australiensis

Pilidiella eucalyptorum

Pilidiella macrospora Pilidiella crousii

Pilidiella tibouchinae

Pilidiella granati

Pilidiella sp.

Pilidiella quercicola

Schizoparme straminea

Pilidiella diplodiella

Pilidiella diplodiopsis

Fig. 1.&.2' R/ < "&J'

&5..7E"5/QG2;"5/7/2;E5/WR2& G/ # 6/// F<= bold #

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& "&J = ! 6 +JM ! . & † "&J .R < ' R/6 QV = # 27 # = # GVV

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Pilidiella crousii and Pilidiella granati &

† +JM R2 < ' Q2/

10 changes

Magnaporthe grisea AB026819

Gaeumannomyces graminis var. avenae AF362556

Coniochaetidium savoryi AY346276

Coniochaeta velutina EU999180

Calosphaeria pulchella AY761075

Togninia novae-zealandiae AY761081

Phaeoacremonium sphinctrophorum DQ173151

Asterosporium asterospermum AB553745

Asterosporium asterospermum AB553741

Mazzantia napelli AF408368

Diaporthe perjuncta AF408356

Diaporthe pustulata AF408358

Diaporthe padi AF408354

Diaporthe angelicae AY196781

Phaeocytostroma ambiguum FR748102

Stenocarpella macrospora DQ377934

Stenocarpella maydis DQ377936

Phaeocytostroma sacchari FR748105

Diaporthe detrusa AF408349

Phaeocytostroma plurivorum FR748104

Phaeocytostroma megalosporum FR748103

Valsa ceratosperma AF408386

Valsella adhaerens AF408388

Leucostoma niveum AF408367

Greeneria uvicola AF362570

Melanconiella spodiaea AF408370

Endothiella gyrosa AF362555

Cryphonectria macrospora AF408340

Cryphonectria nitschkei AF408341

Ophiovalsa betulae AF408375

Phragmoporthe conformis AF408377

Gnomonia setacea AF362563

Melanconis stilbostoma AF408374

Melanconis marginalis AF408373

Melanconis alni AF362566

Wuestneia molokaiensis AF408390

Harknessia eucalypti AF408363

Harknessia gibbosa EF110615

Pilidiella eucalyptorum EU754150

Coniella australiensis AF408336

Coniella fragariae AF362553

BECM2 Pilidiella tibouchinae

BECM1 Pilidiella tibouchinae

Schizoparme botrytidis AF408383

Pilidiella macrospora AY339292

Coniella musaiaensis AF408337

Schizoparme straminea AY339296

Pilidiella granati AF408379

Pilidiella quercicola AY339293

Pilidiella diplodiopsis AY339287

Pilidiella diplodiella AY339286

Pilidiella diplodiopsis AY339288

Pilidiella sp. AY339295

Pilidiella castaneicola AF408378

Key to families:

Ca: Calosphaeriaceae

Cr: Cryphonectriaceae

D: Diaporthaceae

G: Gnomoniaceae

M: Melanconidiaceae

T: Togniniaceae

V: Valsaceae




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A pycnidial coelomycete was regularly associated with diseased tissues on the samples collected at the two " species in the genus Pilidiella0 ; †677G# 0et

al. .//2 <

Accordingly, a new species name is introduced below to accommodate the fungus occurring on T. granulosa.

Pilidiella tibouchinae %E? ;L 9

Esp. nov.

? ?RVG77.




Diagnosis: Similar to Pilidiella eucalyptorum but lacking

conidial germ slits, and similar to P. petrakioidea but lacking

Type: Brazil: Minas Gerais: Viçosa, campus of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, on leaves of Tibouchina

granulosa, Q ? ./6/B. C. Miranda B"E G622G 8

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Other specimen examined: Brazil:Minas Gerais: Viçosa, campus of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, on leaves of T. granulosa, 6W ? ./6/B. C. MirandaB"EG6222

Fig. 3. Pilidiella tibouchinaeA–D.+ Tibouchina granulosaE.E F, G. Vertical section through




Description: Lesions# #

as adaxial straw-coloured necrotic spots, mostly appearing near the leaf veins, becoming yellowish to greyish with a dark brown to dark purple border, irregularly shaped, coalescing and leading to necrosis and distortion of large parts of X " † symptoms, a shortening of branch internodes, leaf distortion, bud death, necrosis and die-back of young stems are also # J #

# # Conidiomata pycnidial,

adaxial, subcuticular, solitary, globose to depressed globose, 2.R8WR  WR866.R Ž

brown textura angularis 68G W86. Ž

X Xconidiophores

formed on a dense, basal, cushion-like aggregation of hyaline cells, mostly reduced to conidiogenous cells, Q86R  G82 Ž

68.= Conidiogenous cells enteroblastic,

R86/  .8G Ž smooth, hyaline, with minute collarette, and covered in

Conidia mostly broadly ellipsoidal, often somewhat

$ ## 6/86G  V8Q Ž 1 5 6W < base, hilum sometimes slightly protuberant, aseptate, hyaline when immature, becoming smoky-brown at maturity, smooth,

Culture characteristics1 ?%F (EF 6.

1E =QV VX$ X mostly composed of immersed mycelium, aerial mycelium # ?%F X web-like white to grey olivaceous, sometimes with some small cinnamon areas centrally, occasionally becoming powdery towards the periphery, abundant olivaceous black fruit bodies ?%F3[(EF #X (EF3


& Tibouchina granulosa clearly belongs to

the Coniella/Pilidiella-complex that has Schizoparme

Schizoparmaceae, DiaporthalesX ;

et al .//W ! Schizoparmaceae include several

species associated with foliar diseases, sometimes occurring as secondary invaders of plant tissues infected

† ! et

al. 677W&

Schizoparmaceae in association with members of the genus

Tibouchina, and a single doubtful record of a Coniella on

another member of the Melastomataceae, Miconia serrulata

! 9 ; ./6/ J# Myrtales,

et al. .//G 62

families, are known hosts of Schizoparmaceae ! 9 ; ./6/ ! # from Myrtaceae Acca, Blepharocalyx, Eucalyptus, Eugenia,

Heteropyxis, Myrcia, Syzygium), Lythraceae Lythrum,

Punica, and Combretaceae Anogeissus, Anogeissus,

Terminalia# 0et al.//2! 9; ./6/

J67Q/ 0 ; †677G Pilidiella as a

synonym of Coniella P#

+JM N0F N0F '

E et al. .//. Pilidiella is distinct

from ConiellaPilidiella has two main morphological criteria separating it from Coniella: the presence of conidia that are hyaline when young becoming pale brown with age

ConiellaE et al..//.

# 6R '

6R Coniella # 0et al .//2

( & 6

P. tibouchinae has hyaline conidia that become smoky brown

1 6WF the phylogenetic analysis place P. tibouchinae in the Pilidiella

clade, distinct from Coniella ! 68. E

combination of morphological and molecular data, we prefer to place this fungus in the genus Pilidiella. 0# several species in the group still need to be re-examined, as

#!.Pilidiella eucalyptorum clusters

in the Coniella clade, and C. musariensis clusters in the Pilidiella

( P. tibouchinae are small when compared

to the species of Schizoparmaceae treated by Sutton

67Q/ 0 ; † 677G # 0et al .//2

? P. tibouchinae show some

similarity to that of P. eucalyptorum and P. petrakioidea. However, conidia of P. tibouchinae lack conidial germ slits

P. eucalyptorum

P. petrakioidea"

W86. Ž P. eucalyptorum .R Œ ,

and has hyaline to pale smoky-brown conidia, whereas

those of P. eucalyptorum

Furthermore, P. tibouchinae also differs from P. petrakioidea

rounded apices in P. petrakioidea 1

67 !# Coniella have been described in

association with members of the Myrtaceae: C. australiensis,

C. castaneicola, C. costae, C. fragariae, and C. minima.

E Pilidiella

and Coniella, the conidial morphology of these species is

also provided here for comparison with that of P. tibouchinae & 6.

Pilidiellatibouchinaeto be

described on a host belonging to Melastomataceae, on which it appears to be associated with a rather serious foliar and !# pathological status of the fungus on Tibouchina granulosa, and evaluating potential disease control measures are now





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species recorded from members of

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Fusoid to falcate


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Fusoid to ellipsoid

-Dianese et al. 677G C. delicata W87.R8GŽ .7 Ellipsoid -J67Q/ C. fragariae Q8786/86.RR8V8W8QŽ 6R Ellipsoid + + # 0 et al. .//2

in older conidia

C. macrospora 6QG8.R8.78G.R6G86V8./8.6RŒ 6R [# + -# F 67QG C. minima VR8WRGR82RŽ 6R

Globoid to subgloboid

-J67V7 C. terminaliae .8Q.8GRŒ .1/6

Globose to subglobose

-Firdousi et al 6772 Pilidiella crousii V8W86.86GR.R8G8RŽ .. 0 -Rajeshkumar et al. ./6 6 P . diplodiella 6/86.86R86728R8VŽ .G 0 + -# 0 et al .//2 P .eucalyptorum 786/86.862V8W8QŽ 6V uncommon + # 0 et al .//2 P . granati 786VG82RŽ .Q Ellipsoid +

-0 ; †677G

P . jambolana 678..GR82Œ RW Elongate-fusoid -F 67VW P . petrakioidea 6.862RVR8QŽ 67 0 +

-0 ; †677G




P@J@# %FP@677Q?



+ JE E (L @ >T & & ? L![ ./66Diaporthaceae associated with root and

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