Polycoccum sporastatiae

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Taxonavigation: Trypetheliales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes
Ordo: Trypetheliales

Familia: Polycoccaceae
Genus: Polycoccum
Species: Polycoccum sporastatiae


Polycoccum sporastatiae Arnold, 1874

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)   (on Sporastatia)

World distribution: Europe, Asia, and North America

  • Trichothecium sporastatiae Anzi, Neosymbolae pag. 17.



  • Berlese, A.N.; Voglano, P. Sylloge Fungorum. Additamenta ad Volumina I-IV: i-iv, 1-484: 117 (1886)
    • Polycoccum Sporastatiae Arnold in Flora 1874, p. 144, tab. II, fig. 9.


  • Calatayud, V. (2004) Polycoccum (pp. 684-686) In: Nash III, T.H.; Ryan, B.D.; Diederich, P.; Gries, C. and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 2. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 742 pages.   **[RLL List # 196 / Rec.# 26016] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Polycoccum sporastatiae: p. 686)
  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2010) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. Internet (1/12/2011)


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