Mycological Progress

, Volume 17, Issue 11, pp 1225–1235 | Cite as

New species and records of orbiliaceous fungi from Georgia, USA

  • Yuanyuan Shao
  • Hans-Otto Baral
  • Xiaoyun Ou
  • Hao Wu
  • Fuchang Huang
  • Haifu Zheng
  • Bin LiuEmail author
Original Article


Orbilia georgiana and O. renispora are described as new species to science, in addition, O. eucalypti, O. occulta, and O. xanthoguttulata are reported based on collections taken from the state of Georgia, USA. Orbilia xanthoguttulata is a new record for North America. The morphology of all species is described based on both sexual and asexual morphs. Asexual morphs were obtained from ascospore isolates, from which also DNA was extracted and used to amplify rDNA genes (ITS and LSU) for phylogenetic comparison.


Orbiliomycetes Orbilia Trinacrium Dicranidion· phylogenetic analysis Taxonomy 



The authors express their gratitude to the National Park Service for supporting and facilitating the Boston Harbor Islands Fungal Inventory, through which two collections of O. renispora were discovered under the permit number BOHA-2012-SCI-0009.

Funding information

This work was supported by Project for Fundamental Research on Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (No. 2013FY110400), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 30860006), and Study Abroad Program for Excellent PhD Student of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of PR China.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Supplementary material

11557_2018_1438_MOESM1_ESM.pdf (132 kb)
Fig. S1 ML phylogenetic tree based on ITS region sequence data. Hyalorbilia brevistipitata is used as outgroup. Branch support is given as maximum likelihood bootstrap percentages from 500 replicates. Bootstrap values less than 50% are not shown. Species included in this study are in bold (PDF 131 kb)
11557_2018_1438_MOESM2_ESM.pdf (194 kb)
Fig. S2 ML phylogenetic tree based on partial LSU rDNA sequence data (D1–D2 domain). Hyalorbilia brevistipitata is used as outgroup. Branch support is given as maximum likelihood bootstrap percentages from 500 replicates. Bootstrap values less than 50% are not shown. Species included in this study are in bold (PDF 193 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Microbiology, College of AgricultureGuangxi UniversityNanningChina
  2. 2.TübingenGermany

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