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Teratosphaeria fibrillosa

Teratosphaeria fibrillosa Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 10(1): 40 (1912).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 245140; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06990, Fig. 1

 Description: see Crous et al. (2009b); Hyde et al. (2013).

 Material examined:  see Crous et al. (2009b); Hyde et al. (2013).


            Fig. 1 Teratosphaeria fibrillosa (redrawn from Sydow and Sydow 1912). a Habit on leaves.b Cross section through the ascostromata. c Asci. d Ascospore.


Importance and distribution

There are 99 Teratosphaeria records in Index Fungorum (2022), but many have been transferred to other genera such as Acidomyces, Amycosphaerella, Austroafricana, Batcheloromyces, Mycosphaerella, Neodevriesia, Neotrimmatostroma, Parateratosphaeria, Readeriella, Suberoteratosphaeria and Xenoteratosphaeria. Teratosphaeria comprises 36 species known on nine different host plants in Amaryllidaceae and Myrtaceae. Teratosphaeria is reported from Australia and South Africa.



Crous PW, Braun U, Groenewald JZ. 2007 – Mycosphaerella is polyphyletic. Studies in Mycology 58, 1–32.

Crous PW, Schoch CL, Hyde KD, Wood AR et al. 2009 – Phylogenetic lineages in the Capnodiales. Studies in Mycology 64, 17–47.

Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Liu JK, Ariyawansa H et al. 2013 – Families of Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 63, 1–313.

Sydow H, Sydow P. 1912 – Beschreibungen neuer südafrikanischer. Annales Mycologici 10, 33–45.

Taylor J, Groenewald JZ, Crous P. 2003 – A phylogenetic analysis of Mycosphaerellaceae leaf spot pathogens of Proteaceae. Mycological research 107, 653–658.



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