Mytilinidiales » Mytilinidiaceae


Pseudocamaropycnis Crous, in Crous & Groenewald Fungal Biology 120 (11): 1411 (2016).

Index Fungorum number: IF 816144; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08106, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), 1 species with molecular data.

Pathogenic on host. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Conidiomata erumpent, black, elongated, lens-shaped, opening by irregular rupture. Paraphyses intermingled among conidiophores, hyaline, septate, branched, subcylindrical. Conidiophores hyaline, smooth, subcylindrical, septate, thin-walled, branched. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, smooth, terminal and lateral, subcylindrical, phialidic with minute periclinal thickening, apex truncate. Conidia solitary, hyaline, smooth, cylindrical, straight, biguttulate (adapted from Crous and Groenewald 2016).

 Type species: Pseudocamaropycnis pini Crous

Notes: Pseudocamaropycnis is characterised by erumpent, black, elongated conidiomata, hyaline, smooth, subcylindrical conidiophores, smooth, terminal and lateral conidiogenous cells, and solitary, hyaline, smooth, cylindrical conidia. Pseudocamaropycnis morphologically resembles Camaropycnis in having similar conidiophores and conidia but can be differentiated in that the former genus has immersed conidiomata while those of Camaropycnis are short stipitate. Pseudocamaropycnis is morphologically and phylogenetically a distinct genus in Mytilinidiaceae. Molecular markers available for Pseudocamaropycnis are ITS, LSU, BTUB and TEF-1.


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