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Cycloschizon brachylaenae

Cycloschizon brachylaenae (Rehm) Henn., Bot. Jb. 33: 39 (1902).

Schneepia brachylaenae Rehm, Hedwigia 40(Beibl.): (173) (1901).       

Index Fungorum number: IF 210819; Facesoffungi number: FoF02306, Fig. 1

Description: see Hennings (1902); Inácio and Cannon (2008).

Material examined: see Hennings (1902); Inácio and Cannon (2008).

Fig. 1 Cycloschizon brachylaenae (S-F11845! isotype of Schneepia brachylaenae, re-drawn from Figs. 17, 18 in Inácio and Cannon 2008). a Section through ascomata. b Ascus and ascospores. Scale bars: a = 50 μm, b = 20 μm.

Importance and distribution

Cycloschizon comprises thirteen species. Cycloschizon elaeidicola has been transferred to Hysterostomella. Cycloschizon has a wide host distribution such as Alyxia buxifolia (Apocynaceae), Araucaria angustifolia (Araucariaceae), Brachylaena discolor (Asteraceae), Catha edulis (Celastraceae), Cryptocarya angustifolia (Lauraceae), Olea dioica (Oleaceae) and on Styrax argenteus (Styracaceae), parasitic on oleae-dioicaedia (Coccidae). Cycloschizon is reported from Africa (Zimbabwe), Australia and South America (Brazil, Panama).



Hennings PC. 1902 – Fungi Africae orientalis II. Engler’s Botanisches Jahrbücher 33, 34–40.

Inácio CA, Cannon PF. 2008 – The genera of the Parmulariaceae. CBS Biodiversity Series vol. 8. Utrecht, Netherlands: CBS Biodiversity Centre, 196 p.


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