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Clypeostroma spilomeum

Clypeostroma spilomeum (Berk.) Theiss. & Syd., Annls mycol. 12(3): 272 (1914).

 Dothidea spilomea Berk., in Hooker, Bot. Antarct. Voy. Erebus Terror 1839-1843 2: 173 (1845) [1847].

           Index Fungorum number: IF 102243; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12168, Fig. 1

Description: see Johnston (2002).

Material examined: see Johnston (2002).

Fig. 1 Asci and ascospores of Clypeostroma spilomeum (PDD 451, isotype, re-drawn from Fig. 8 in Johnston 2002). Scale bar = 20 μm.

Importance and distribution

Clypeostroma comprises two species known on Arundinaria ramosa (Poaceae), Hebe odora (Plantaginaceae) and Sasaella ramosa (Poaceae). Clypeostroma is reported from Asia (Japan) and Oceania (New Zealand).



Barr ME. 1987a – New taxa and combinations in the Loculoascomycetes. Mycotaxon 29, 501–505.

Berkeley MJ. 1845 – Fungi. In: Hooker JD. ed. Flora Antarctica. Part I. Botany of Lord Auckland's group and Campbell's Island. The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage, Vol. I. London, Reeve Brothers. Pp. 169–200.

Cooke MC. 1890 – Fungi of New Zealand. Grevillea 19, 47–49.

Hawksworth DL, Kirk PM, Sutton BC, Pegler DN. 1995 – Dictionary of the Fungi. 8th Edn. 616.

Johnston PR. 2002 – Clypeostroma spilomeum and C. hemisphaericum reassessed, New Zealand Journal of Botany 40, 2, 265–268.

Theissen F, Sydow H. 1914 – Dothideazeen-Studien-II. Annales Mycologici 12, 268–281.


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