Skyttea mayrhoferi

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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 mayrhoferi


Skyttea mayrhoferi Diederich & Etayo, 2000

Life habit: Lichenicolous fungus (parasite on living lichens)

Typification Details: Holotype GZU, Mayrhofer 5883

Host-Substratum/Locality: On Pertusaria melanospora growing on coastal rock: New Zealand North.

Etymology: Named to honor Professor Helmut Mayrhofer.


  • Diederich & Etayo, Lichenologist 32(5): 440 (2000)


  • 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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