Ganoderma Lobenense (Basidiomycetes), a New Species from Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis) in Cameroon
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 242-245
Received: Sep. 18, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 20, 2014; Published: Nov. 10, 2014
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Tonjock Rosemary Kinge, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Bamenda, P. O. ox 39, North West Region, Cameroon
Afui Mathias Mih, Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, P. O. Box 63, South West Region, Cameroon
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Abstract
A species of Ganoderma, which could not be identified with any known species, was found in the Lobe oil palm plantations of PAMOL limited Cameroon during a survey of basal stem rot disease of oil palm in the South West Region of Cameroon. It has a septatipelis pileipellis (presence of septa at the top, middle and bottom parts of the pileipellis) which distinguishes it morphologically from other species of Ganoderma. Based on this distinct morphological character we describe it as a species new to science and named it Ganoderma lobenense R.K. Tonjock and A.M. Mih, with the specific epithet derived from the name of the type locality (Lobe), where the specimen was collected. The type specimen (HKAS 58059) is lodged at the HKAS (Herbarium of Cryptogams, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences) in China.
Keywords
Cameroon, Ganodermataceae, New Species, Septatipelis
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Tonjock Rosemary Kinge, Afui Mathias Mih, Ganoderma Lobenense (Basidiomycetes), a New Species from Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis) in Cameroon, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 242-245. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20140205.25
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