Capnodiales » Extremaceae


Petrophila de Hoog & Quaedvl., in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 130 (2019).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 829422; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06850, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), 1 species with molecular data.

Saprobic or parasitic on rock. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Hyphae septate, sub hyaline to pale brown, branched, producing cylindrical cells with thick walls. Conidiophores erect, semi-macronematous, with intercalary conidiogenous cells producing 0-, 1- or 2-septate conidia, with longitudinal septa (adapted from Egidi et al. 2014).


Type species: Petrophila incerta de Hoog & Quaedvl.


Notes: Petrophila was validated by Crous et al. (2019). Petrophila is characterised by erect, semi-macronematous conidiophores, intercalary conidiogenous cells, and septate conidia in culture. Petrophila is a well-supported genus in Teratosphaeriaceae. Molecular markers available for Petrophila are ITS, LSU, BTUB and RPB2.


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