Three Ganoderma species, including Ganoderma dunense sp. nov., associated with dying Acacia cyclops trees in South Africa

@article{TchotetTchoumi2018ThreeGS,
  title={Three Ganoderma species, including Ganoderma dunense sp. nov., associated with dying Acacia cyclops trees in South Africa},
  author={James Michel Tchotet Tchoumi and Martin Petrus Albertus Coetzee and Mario Rajchenberg and Michael J. Wingfield and Jolanda Roux},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={431-447}
}
Large numbers of Acacia cyclops trees are dying along the coastal plains of the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa. [] Key Result Multi-locus phylogenetic analyses and morphological characterisation revealed that three species of Ganoderma are associated with dying A. cyclops trees. These included G. destructans, a recently described species causing root-rot on trees elsewhere in South Africa. The remaining two were novel species, one of which is described here as G. dunense.
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