Genus Camarops P. Karst.

There are two dozen species in this genus listed on Index Fungorum. Some species have been split out into Camaropella, Cornipulvina, and Mollicamarops but further work is needed to delimit these genera (Huhndorf and Miller 2008). Seven species are recorded in MyCoPortal for the USA. Camarops ohiensis has been confused with C. petersii but the former is flatter cushion-shaped (pulvinate) and lacks the veil (Nannfeldt 1972).

  1. Camarops ferruginea (NY; possibly an Endoxyla).
  2. Camarops hypoxyloides (LA).
  3. Camarops ohiensis (CT, GA, NC, NY, OH, PA, WV).
  4. Camarops petersii (widespread, USA, Canada).
  5. Camarops microspora (AK, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, NH, NY; ON).
  6. Camarops polysperma (FL, IA).
  7. Camarops pugillus (MA, NC, NY, TN, VA).
  8. Camarops tubulina (MD, NC; possibly AK).

Taxon Details and Links

  • Camarops P. Karst., Bidrag till Kännedom av Finlands Natur och Folk 23: 6 (1873). Type: Camarops hypoxyloides P. Karst., Bidrag till Kännedom av Finlands Natur och Folk 23: 53 (1873).
  • = Bolinia (Nitschke) Sacc., Sylloge Fungorum 1: 352 (1882). Type: Hypoxylon sect. Bolinia Nitschke 1867.
More molecular phylogenetic work is required to sort out species among related genera.
Nannfeldt, J.A. 1972. Camarops Karst. (Sphaeriales-Boliniaceae), with Special Regard to its European Species. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 66(4): 335-376 (AscoFrance PDF).
Huhndorf, S.M., and A.N. Miller. 2008. A new species of Camarops and phylogenetic analysis of related taxa in the Boliniaceae. North American Fungi 3(7): 231-239. DOI: 10.2509/naf2008.003.00715 (INHS PDF). [The new species is Camarops rogersii from Puerto Rico]
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