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Remarks (internal):Fusicoccum vitifusiforme is closely related to F. australe and F. luteum, and also has fusiform conidia, as in the case of the latter two species (Slippers et al 2004b). It is distinct, however, by not producing yellow pigment in culture and by having conidia that are shorter (up to 22 µm in length) than those of F. australe (18-30 µm) and F. luteum (15-30 µm).  
Description type:Original description 
Description:Fusicoccum vitifusiforme Niekerk & Crous, sp. nov. Figs. 16-24
Pycnidia solitary, stromatic, globose to obpyriform, up to 450 µm diam; pycnidial wall 6-15 cell layers thick, of brown textura angularis, becoming hyaline toward inner region. Conidiophores 0-1-septate, hyaline, subcylindrical, 10-45 x 2.5-5 µm. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, hyaline, subcylindrical, 10-30 x 2.5-3.5 µ m, proliferating percurrently with numerous proliferations, or proliferating at the same level (phialidic) with minute periclinal thickening. Conidia hyaline, granular, fusoid to ellipsoid, widest in the upper third with an obtuse apex and flattened, sub-truncate base, (18-)19-21(-22) x (4.5-)5.5-6.5(-8) µm in vitro (l : w = 3.3). Colonies effuse with even, smooth margins, white on the surface, and greenish olivaceous (23"'i) underneath, reaching a radius of 31 mm after 3 d at 25 C. Cardinal temperatures for growth: min. 10 C, max. 35 C, opt. 30 C.
Holotype.. South Africa. Western Cape Province: Stellenbosch, on V. vinifera, 2002, J.M. van Niekerk, herb. CBS 7756, culture ex-type STE-U 5252, CBS 110 887.
Host.. Vitis vinifera.
Known distribution.. South Africa (Western Cape Province).
 
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