Capnodiales » Capnodiaceae


Scoriadopsis J.M. Mend., in Stevens, Annls mycol. 28(5/6): 365 (1930).

Index Fungorum number: IF 4965; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06950, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), no molecular data available.

Saprobic on host. Colonies sooty black, on upper surface and closely associated with Meliola. Thallus perisporioid, slimy, loosely woven, weft-like, hyaline to straw-coloured hyphae. Sexual morph: Ascomata globose or ovoid, ostiolate, stalked, gelatinous, dark brown. Asci numerous, 8-spored, ovate, lacking pseudoparaphyses. Ascospores fusiform, uniseptate. Asexual morph: Unknown (adapted from Stevens 1930).


 Type species: Scoriadopsis miconiae J.M. Mend.


Notes: Scoriadopsis is characterised by sooty black colonies, globose or ovoid ascomata, 8-spored, ovate asci and fusiform,uniseptate ascospores. Chomnunti et al. (2011) accepted Scoriadopsis as a genus in Capnodiaceae based on the sooty moulds like colonies on the host, globose, black ascomata and ascospores that turn brown when mature. Currently, Scoriadopsis is a distinct genus in Capnodiaceae but molecular data is needed to confirm this placement.


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