Saccardoëlla kanderana (Ascomycota), a species and genus new to Finland

Authors: Mathiassen, Geir & Rämä, Teppo & Granmo, Alfred
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 53 (2013), Issue 1-2, pages 1-4.
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Key words: Ascomycota, ecology, Finland, genera incertae sedis, Saccardoëlla kanderana, Sordariomycetes, taxonomy

This is the first report of the genus Saccardoëlla and species Saccardoëlla kanderana from Finland. The pyrenomycetous species S. kanderana was found on two Salix species in three localities in the northwest of the country, in the biogeographical province of Enontekiön Lappi in 1996 and 2002. Three Norwegian finds of the species are also reported, one of them representing the hitherto northernmost locality in the word. An overwiev of the genus is given and the host preference and distribution of the species are briefly discussed.