Skyttea cruciata

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Taxonavigation: Helotiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Leotiomycetes
Ordo: Helotiales

Familia: Cordieritidaceae
Genus: Skyttea
Species: Skyttea cruciata


Skyttea cruciata Sherwood, D.Hawksw. & Coppins, 1980

Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Current name: Rhymbocarpus cruciatus (Sherwood, D.Hawksw. & Coppins) Etayo & Diederich, 1998   (Source: Index Fungorum)

Homotypic synonym: Rhymbocarpus cruciatus (Sherwood, D.Hawksw. & Coppins) Etayo & Diederich, 1998


  • Sherwood, D. Hawksw. & Coppins, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. '75(3): 484 (1981) [1980]
  • Sherwood, M.A., Hawksworth, D.L. and Coppins, B.J. (1980) Skyttea, a new genus of odontotremoid lichenicolous fungi. - Transactions of the British Mycological Society 75: 479–490.
  • Diederich, P. and Etayo, J. (2000) A synopsis of the genera Skyttea, Llimoniella and Rhymbocarpus (lichenicolous Ascomycota, Leotiales). Lichenologist 32: 423–485. [1]

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