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Macrophomina Petr., Annls mycol. 21(3/4): 314 (1923)

Index Fungorum number: IF 8814; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07626; – 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data.

Type species: Macrophomina philippinensis Petr., Annls mycol. 21(3/4): 314 (1923).

Other synonyms can be seen in Index Fungorum.

Notes: Macrophomina comprises two species with cultures and moleular data. This genus is similar to Tiarosporella in having apical mucoid appendages (Sutton and Marasas 1976). Apart from the phylogeny, these two species can be distinguished, since Macrophomina has percurrently proliferating conidiogenous cells (Nag-Raj 1993; Crous et al. 2006a) and conidia that become dark brown at maturity, and microsclerotia (Phillips et al. 2013). Eight species names are listed in Index Fungorum, but only two have associated cultures and sequence data.


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