Pseudocamaropycnis Crous, Fungal Biology 120 (11): 1411 (2016).

MycoBank number: MB 816144; Index Fungorum number: IF 816144; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08106; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesPseudocamaropycnis pini Crous, Fungal Biology 120 (11): 1412 (2016).

Notes – Crous & Groenewald (2016) introduced Pseudocamaropycnis based on molecular data. Pseudocamaropycnis is characterized by erumpent, black, elongated, lens-shaped conidiomata, hyaline, septate, branched paraphyses, phialidic conidiogenous cells with minute periclinal thickening and hyaline, cylindrical, straight biguttulate conidia (Crous & Groenewald 2016) Asexual morph in the Mytilinidiaceae are primarily coelomycetous and less frequently hyphomycetous (Lohman 1932, 1933a, b, Blackwell & Gilbertson 1985, Speer 1986). Commonly temperate in distribution, mytilinidioid fungi are found in association with wood, bark, resin, cones, scales, needles, seeds, and roots of gymnosperms (Boehm et al. 2019a). Pseudocamaropycnis pini is also identified from needles of Pinus elliotii. However, new collections are needed for this genus with their sexual morph representing the mytilinidioid form.


  • Pseudocamaropycnis pini