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Phaeotrichum hystricinum

Phaeotrichum hystricinum Cain & M.E. Barr [as 'hystericinum'], Can. J. Bot. 34: 677 (1956).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 302780; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11994, Fig. 1

Description: see Barr (1956); Zhang et al. (2012).

Material examined: see Barr (1956); Zhang et al. (2012).

Fig. 1 Phaeotrichum hystricinum (re-drawn from Figs. 12–13 in Barr 1956). a Two asci developing from a single ascogenous cell, with developing (left) and mature (right) spores. b Section through a mature ascostroma.

Importance and distribution

Phaeotrichum comprises five species. Phaeotrichum benjaminii was found on dung of Rodentia in the United States (California), P. circinatum is reported from dung of Lemmini in South America (Canada-Québec), P. cylindrosporum and P. hystricinum was found on porcupine dung (Erethizontidae) in South America (Canada-Ontario) while P. setosum is reported from soil in Asia (Japan).



Cain RF. 1956 – Studies of coprophilous Ascomycetes. II. Phaeotrichum a new cleistocarpous genus in the family, and its relationships. Canadian Journal of Botany 34, 675–687.

Zhang Y, Crous PW, Schoch CL, Hyde KD. 2012 – Pleosporales. Fungal Diversity 53, 1–221.


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