Monographs Details: Hypocrella brasiliana (Henn.) Mains
Authority: Rogerson, Clark T., et al. 1990. Fungi collected by Bassett Maguire and collabora tors in the Guayana Highland, 1944-1983. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 64: 130-164.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Rainforest at junction ofRio Aparuren and Rio Caroni, elev. 400 m, on shrub,15 Jan 1955, JAS & JJW 137 [CTR, sterile]; ChimantaMassif, Torono-tepui, rainforest slopes above BaseCamp, elev. 515-750 m, on stems of Mikania, apparentlyon scale insects, 24 Jan 1955, JAS & JJW 232[CTR].
Hypocrella camerunensis Hennings var. brasiliana
Mains (1959: fig. 1). Collections of this in the
sterile form are bright orange and conspicuous;
several collections have been brought back to the
N e w York Botanical Garden from various expeditions
to the neotropics. Mains (1959) studied
sterile American material and identified several
collections as this species because the stromata
matched fertile stromata. H e decided the H.
brasiliana was distinct fi"om H. camerunensis and
thus deserved specific rank. The specimens cited
here match specimens identified by Mains.
Distribution:Venezuela South America