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Gillotia Sacc. & Trotter, Syll. fung. (Abellini) 22(1): 253 (1913).

Index Fungorum number: IF 2067; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08609, 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), no molecular data available.

Associated with leaf spot. Sexual morph: Ascomata erumpent to superficial, subglobose. Pseudoparaphyses absent. Asci saccate, subclavate, stipitate, 8-spored. Ascospores oblong, 3-septate, straight to slightly curved, hyaline, becoming olivaceous brown. Asexual morph: Unknown (adapted from Saccardo and Trotter 1913; Videira et al. 2017).

 Type species: Gillotia orbicularis (Syd. & P. Syd.) Sacc. & Trotter

Notes: Gillotia is characterised by erumpent to superficial, subglobose ascomata, saccate, subclavate, aparaphysate asci and oblong, 3-septate, hyaline to olivaceous brown ascospores. Hyde et al. (2010) mentioned that Gillotia has an asteromella-like asexual morph. Gillotia is a doubtful genus in Mycosphaerellaceae as it produces 3-septate ascospores that become olivaceous brown on maturity which is atypical of members of Mycosphaerellaceae. Gillotia needs epitypification. Fresh collections with DNA sequence data are needed to confirm the generic placement of Gillotia.



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