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Pseudopyrenula diluta

Pseudopyrenula diluta (Fée) Müll. Arg., Flora, Regensburg 66(16): 249 (1883).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 402501; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12640, Fig. 1

Description: see Aptroot and Lücking (2016).

Material examined: see Aptroot and Lücking (2016).

Fig. 1 Ascospore of Pseudopyrenula diluta (Lectotype, Clements and Shear, re-drawn from Fig. 9A3 in Aptroot and Lücking 2016). Scale bar = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Pseudopyrenula comprises 20 species known in forest on twigs, dead Staphylea rufa (Chrysomelidae) and fissured bark of Vochysia venulosa (Vochysiaceae). Pseudopyrenula cerei, P. cryptotheca, P. cubana, P. dubia, P. endoxantha and P. saxicola have a neotropical distribution. Pseudopyrenula endoxanthoides and P. papuana are Eastern palaeotropical reported from Asia (Thailand) and Australia (Papua New Guinea), P. staphyleae is reported from North America (The United States), P. subgregaria is pantropical and known from Asia, Australia, Caribbean and Central America while P. subnudata is pantropical (Aptroot and Lücking 2016).



Aptroot A, Lücking R. 2016 A revisionary synopsis of the Trypetheliaceae (Ascomycota: Trypetheliales). Lichenologist 48, 763–982.

Clements FE, Shear CL. 1931 The genera of fungi. New York, 496.



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