Ectophoma Valenz. -Lopez, Cano, Crous, Guarro & Stchigel, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 34 (2017).
Index Fungorum number: IF 819952; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08221, 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 4 species with molecular data.
Saprobic or pathogenic on host. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Conidiomata pycnidial, brown to dark brown, solitary or confluent, pycnidial wall of textura angularis, glabrous, globose to subglobose or irregular, ostiolate, with one or more short necks. Conidiogenous cells phialidic, hyaline, smooth-walled, ampulliform to globose. Conidia aseptate, hyaline, smooth- and thin walled, oblong to ellipsoidal, guttulate (Adapted from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2017).
Type species: Ectophoma multirostrata (P.N. Mathur, S.K. Menon & Thirum.) Valenz. -Lopez, J.F. Cano, Crous, Guarro & Stchigel
Notes: Ectophoma was introduced by Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017) with E. multirostrata as type species. Ectophoma is characterized by pycnidial, brown to dark brown conidiomata, aseptate, hyaline, smooth- and thin-walled conidia. Aveskamp et al. (2009) transferred E. multirostrata, previously known as Sphaeronaema multirostratum from Sphaeronaema to Phoma. Currently, Ectophoma is a distinct and well-supported genus in Didymellaceae.
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