Comment: Ash pathogen Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus renamed Hymenoscyphus fraxineus

J Allan Downie, John Innes Centre

On this web site (in line with current usage to date) the Chalara ash dieback pathogen has been referred to as Chalara fraxinea (asexual morph) and Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (sexual morph). In line with the recent publication altering the nomenclature of this fungus (Baral et al 2014), it is suggested that on this web site the new name Hymenoscyphus fraxineus should now be used.