Mycological Progress

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 247–256 | Cite as

Bryocentria (Hypocreales), a new genus of bryophilous Ascomycetes

  • Peter Döbbeler


Bryocentria is described as a new genus of Hypocreales. It is characterized by small orange-coloured perithecia, excipular cells with cyanophilic pitted walls, apical paraphyses, numerous thin-walled asci, small, two-celled ascospores with a cyanophilic central part and parasitism on bryophytes. The generitype B. brongniartii is a frequent biotrophic and host-specific leaf perforator of Frullania dilatata. The related, necrotrophic B. metzgeriae also perforates the leaves of predominantly foliose hepatics. Bryocentria cyanodesma grows necrotrophically and forms superficial ascomata on various mosses. Whereas these three species are known only from Europe, a fourth species from Costa Rica, which causes necrotic lesions in epiphyllous hepatics, is mentioned but not formally described.


Europe Ascus Necrotic Lesion Hypocreales Fourth Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Döbbeler
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Biologie, Systematische Botanik und MykologieLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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