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Brycekendrickia Nag Raj, Can. J. Bot. 51(7): 1337 (1973)

Ascomycota, genera incertae sedis


Saprobic on fallen and decaying leaves of Bambusa sp. (Poaceae) and Sporobolus sp. (Poaceae). Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata pale brown to brown, stromatic, pycnidial, mostly epiphyllous, solitary to gregarious or often confluent, initially immersed, then becoming partly erumpent, globose to subglobose, unilocular or multilocular, glabrous, ostiolate. Ostiole single, funneled to flabellate, centrally located. Conidiomatal wall composed of pale brown to brown, thick-walled cells of textura angularis in the outer layers, and hyaline, thin-walled cells of textura prismatica in the inner layers. Conidiophores arising all around the cavity of the conidiomata, hyaline, branched, septate, invested in a thin, non-persistent mucus. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, enteroblastic, phialidic, subcylindrical to obclavate, discrete or integrated, smooth. Conidia hyaline, navicular, with an obtuse apex and a narrow truncate base, aseptate, slightly curved, eguttulate, smooth-walled, bearing hyaline, branched, filiform, flexuous appendage at both ends.


Type species: Brycekendrickia indica Nag Raj, Can. J. Bot. 51(7): 1337 (1973)


Notes: Brycekendrickia indica was collected on fallen and decaying leaves of Bambusa sp. in India (Nag Raj 1973). The genus remains monotypic and no molecular data is available.

Distribution: India.




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