Goosia B. Song, Mycotaxon 87: 413 (2003).
Index Fungorum number: IF 28768; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07963, 1 morphological species (Species fungorum 2021), molecular data unavailable.
Parasitic on host. Colonies foliicolous, superficial, black, densely velutinous. Hyphae foliicolous, superficial. Appressoria brown. Phialides 1-celled, nearly ampulliform. Sexual morph: Ascomata on hyphae, stipitate, single, black, ellipsoid or elongate-ellipsoid, non ostiolate at centre. Asci ovate, with 2 spores. Ascospores brown, 1-septate. Asexual morph: Conidia unicellular, brown (Adapted from Song 2003).
Type species: Goosia melastomatis B. Song
Notes: Goosia was introduced by Song (2003) with G. melastomatis as type species. Goosia is characterized by dark brown phialides developing openly on the hyphae, and obovoid asci comprising two ascospores (Bin 2003). Goosia resembles Thrauste in having superficial, ellipsoid ascomata and globose hyphopodia formed on dark brown hypha. Also, Thrauste lacks phialides and the ascospores are larger (Saccardo 1926; Muller and von Arx 1962). Goosia is currently in Englerulaceae but fresh collections are needed to confirm the correct taxonomic position.
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