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.
Family:Clavicipitaceae
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].

Discussion:

Hypocrella camerunensis Hennings var. brasiliana Henn.

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|