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Keratosphaera batistae

Keratosphaera batistae H.B.P. Upadhyay, Publicações. Instituto de Micologia da Universidade do Recife & Instituto Nacional de Pesquis 402: 6 (1964).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 332732; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03710, Fig. 1

Description: see Boonmee et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Boonmee et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Keratosphaera batistae (redrawn from Fig. 1 a in Upadhyay 1964). a Ascoma. b, c Asci with cellular pseudoparaphyses. d–g Ascospores. Scale bars: a–c = 10 µm, d–g = 5 µm.

Importance and distribution

Keratosphaera comprises six species known on Dimerella subzonata (Coenogoniaceae), leaves of palm (Arecaceae), Porina sp. (Porinaceae), thallus of Mazosia phyllosema (Roccellaceae) and Trichothelium argenteum (Trichotheliaceae). Keratosphaera is reported from Africa (Tanzania), Central America (Costa Rica) and South America (Brazil, Bolivia).



Boonmee S, Phookamsak R, Hongsanan S, Doilom M et al. 2017 – Mycosphere notes 51–101. Revision of genera in Perisporiopsidaceae and Pseudoperisporiaceae and other Ascomycota genera incertae sedis. Mycosphere 8, 1695–1801.

Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Liu JK, Ariyawansa H et al. 2013 – Families of Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 63, 1–313.

Upadhyay HBP. 1964 – Three new hyperparasites for Mazosia phyllosema (Nyl.) A. Zahlbr. from Amazonas valley. Publicações do Instituto de Micologia da Universidade do Recife 402,1–11.

Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Dai DQ, Sánchez-García M et al. 2020 – Outline of Fungi and fungus-like taxa – 2021. Mycosphere 13, 53–453.

Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Rajeshkumar KC, Hawksworth DL et al. 2017– Notes for genera: Ascomycota. Fungal Diversity 86, 1–594.


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