Botryosphaeriales » Saccharataceae


Pileospora J.B. Tanney & K.A. Seifert, Mycol. Prog. 18: 169 (2019)

Index Fungorum number: IF 824738; MycoBank number: MB82473; – 1 species with molecular data.

Type species: Pileospora piceae J.B. Tanney & K.A. Seifert, Mycol. Prog. 18: 169 (2019)

Notes: Pileospora is distinct from Septorioides by its aseptate, ellipsoidal-fusiform conidia with apical appendages versus subcylindrical to fusiform-ellipsoidal, 1–10-septate conidia lacking appendages. Pileospora is similar to Neofusicoccum, Saccharata, and other genera of Botryosphaeriales having fusicoccum-like asexual states with co-occurring irregularly-shaped conidia. An irregular mucoid apical appendage distinguishes conidia of Pileospora from above mentioned similar genera.


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