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Caryophylloseptoria lychnidis

Caryophylloseptoria lychnidis (Desm.) Verkley, Quaedvl. & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75: 234 (2013).

Septoria lychnidis Desm., Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3 11(2): 347 (1849).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 804470; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09768, Fig. 1

Description: see Verkley et al. (2013); Videira et al. (2017).

Material considered: see Verkley et al. (2013); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Caryophylloseptoria lychnidis (CBS 109098, holotype, re-drawn from Verkley et al. 2013). a Conidia and conidiogenous cells in planta (CBS 109098). b Conidia on OA (CBS 109098). Scale bars = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Species of Caryophylloseptoria are Septoria-like pathogens causing leaf and fruit spot diseases (Crous et al. 2013). Caryophylloseptoria comprises four species known on four host plants within Caryophyllaceae and the genus has been reported mainly from Asia (South Korea) and Europe (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands).



Verkley GJ, Quaedvlieg W, Shin HD, Crous PW. 2013 – A new approach to species delimitation in Septoria. Studies in Mycology 75, 213–305.

Videira SIR, Groenewald JZ, Nakashima C, Braun U, Barreto RW, de Wit PJGM, Crous PW. 2017 – Mycosphaerellaceae - Chaos or clarity? Studies in Mycology 87, 257–421.


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