Parapyrenis Aptroot, Biblthca Lichenol. 44: 96 (1991)

Index Fungorum number: IF 26301; MycoBank number: MB 26301Facesoffungi number: FoF 13551; 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.

Type speciesParapyrenis aurora (Zahlbr.) Aptroot

Notes Parapyrenis was described to accommodate P. aurora, P. conica, P. elongata and P. guayaci are treated as non-lichenized, and are associated with plant bark, having cellular paraphyses and ascospores with a thickened internal wall layer (Aptroot 1991), Aptroot (1995) introduced P. maclurae, P. maritima and P. tecomatis and provided the key to Parapyrenis species. A lichenized fungus P. lichenicola was also assigned to this non-lichenized genus by Aptroot et al. (1997). Hawksworth & Halici (2007) reviewed this genus and provided a brief description of Parapyrenis without illustrations. Vu et al. (2019) added LSU and ITS sequences to P. conica and P. maritima.


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