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1 July 2009 Currently Known and Reported Discomycetes (Ascomycota) of Hawai‘i
George J. Wong, Richard P. Korf
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A species list of Discomycetes that occur in Hawai‘i has been compiled that includes all previously reported species in the literature. Comments are provided for reports if there are changes in nomenclature, author citation, or for taxonomic revisions based on reexamination of collections. Fifteen taxa, new to Hawai‘i, are reported. The list of accepted taxa includes a total of 47 species, one including two subspecies. Three previously reported species were misidentified and apparently do not occur in Hawai‘i. Three species formerly reported as Discomycetes are now excluded as Dothideomycetes. The relatively small number of species of Discomycetes recorded from Hawai‘i is probably due to lack of an exhaustive effort to survey this group of Fungi. Although some species are recorded as growing on endemic or indigenous host plants, species of Discomycetes were not designated as endemic or indigenous due to insufficient knowledge of species distribution and the wide range of variations in host preferences.

© 2009 by University of Hawai‘i Press
George J. Wong and Richard P. Korf "Currently Known and Reported Discomycetes (Ascomycota) of Hawai‘i," Pacific Science 63(3), 449-456, (1 July 2009).
Accepted: 1 October 2008; Published: 1 July 2009

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