Beverwykella Tubaki, Trans. Mycol. Soc. Japan 16(2): 138 (1975).

MycoBank number: MB 7364; Index Fungorum number: IF 7364; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00762; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesBeverwykella pulmonaria (Beverw.) Trans. Mycol. Soc. Japan 16(2): 139 (1975).

Papulaspora pulmonaria Beverw., Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 20: 11 (1954).

Notes – Species of Beverwykella are aero-aquatic in nature and can found throughout the temperate to subtropical Northern Hemisphere (Voglmayr & Delgado-Rodríguez 2003). Initially, Beverwykella was considered as the asexual morph of Melanomma pulvis-pyrius (Zhang et al. 2009c) and placed in Melanommataceae (Hyde et al. 2013, Wijayawardene et al. 2014a). Later many studies opposed to the connection between M. pulvis-pyrius and B. pulmonaria (de Gruyter et al. 2013). Tian et al. (2015) assigned a reference specimen for the type species and transferred the genus to Pleomassariaceae (Tian et al. 2015). The genus was reported as saprobic, hyphomycetous, and aquatic (see morphology Tian et al. 2015, Wijayawardene et al. 2017a).


  • Beverwykella pulmonaria