Oncobasidium: A new genus of tulasnelloid fungi. Academic Article uri icon


  • Oncobasidium theobromae Talbot & Keane is described as a new genus and species of Basidiomycotina (Tulasnellales, Ceratobasidiaceae). This fungus occurs in the xylem and forms small corticioid fructifications on leaf-scars of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) showing dieback symptoms, in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. Its affinities within the tulasnelioid fungi are discussed.

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  • 1971