, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 491–493 | Cite as

Distopyrenis japonica (ascomycota, Pyrenulaceae), a new lichen-allied lichenicolous fungus from Chiba-ken, central Japan

  • Hiroshi Harada
Original Papers


Distopyrenis japonica sp. nov. is described from Chiba-ken, central Japan. It is characterized by simple ascomata with a sublateral ostiole, and narrow ascospores (12–15×5–6 μm) with a euseptum developed in the median distoseptum. In the holotype, the fungus seems to grow parasitically on a crustose lichen,Graphis proserpens. This is the first record of a lichenicolous habit amongDistopyrenis.

Key Words

Distopyrenis Japan lichenicolous fungi new species Pyrenulaceae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Harada
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  1. 1.Natural History Museum and InstituteChibaJapan

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