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Plasmoverna gen. nov., and the taxonomy and nomenclature of Plasmopara (Chromista, Peronosporales)

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After a review of the taxonomy and nomenclature of Plasmopara, it is concluded that this genus contains at least two groups of fungi that can be differentiated on both morphological and molecular grounds. In order to avoid numerous nomenclatural changes, the genus Plasmoverna with seven new combinations (Pv. pygmaea, Pv. alpina, Pv. anemones-dichotomae, Pv. anemones-ranunculoides, Pv. fusca, Pv. hellebori, and Pv. isopyrithalictroides) is introduced to accommodate the species parasitic on Ranunculaceae, which have so far often been referred to as Plasmopara pygmaea s.l. The lectotypification of Plasmopara with Pl. pygmaea, which has been accepted by most authors in recent times, is shown to have been superseded by typification with Pl. nivea. To ensure nomenclatural stability, the ambiguous Pl. nivea is neotypified, and Plasmopara is retained in its current use for the bulk of the species.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Museum of Evolution, Botany Section, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden 2: Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, University of Vienna, Rennweg 14, A-1030 Vienna, Austria 3: The Mase Laboratories, Box: 148, SE-751 04 Uppsala, Sweden 4: Institute of Botany, University of Hohenheim, Garbenstrasse 30, D-70599 Stuttgart, Germany

Publication date: 2005-08-01

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