Pyrenidium actinellum

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Taxonavigation: Pleosporales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Dothideomycetes
Subclassis: Pleosporomycetidae
Ordo: Pleosporales

Familia: Dacampiaceae
Genus: Pyrenidium
Species: Pyrenidium actinellum


Pyrenidium actinellum Nyl., 1865

Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)  (on Leptogium)

Host (Australian Checklist): Peltigera pulverulenta



  • Nyl., s. l., Flora, 48: 210.
  • Nylander, W. (1865) Novitiae quaedam Lichenum Europaeorum variarum tribuum. - Flora (Regensburg)\Flora 48: 209–213.
  • Hawksworth, D.L. (1980) Notes on some fungi occurring on Peltigera, with a key to accepted species. Trans. Br. Mycol. Soc. 74: 363–386. (Illustrations of P. actinellum: p. 404 [as Dascampiosphaeria])
  • Lawrey, J.D. and Diederich, P. (2010) Lichenicolous fungi – worldwide checklist, including isolated cultures and sequences available. Internet (1/12/2011)
  • Matzer, M. (1996) Lichenicolous Ascomycetes with Fissitunicate Asci on Foliicolous Lichens. - Mycological Papers, 171, CAB International, Wallingford. x + 202 pp.
  • Navarro-Rosinés, P. and Roux, Cl. (2007) Pyrenidium (pp. 404-405) In: Nash III, T.H., Gries, C., and Bungartz, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 567 pages. (Description of P. actinellum: pp. 404-405; distribution map for the Sonoran Desert Region: p. 405)

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