Pleosporales » Dothidotthiaceae » Pleiochaeta

Pleiochaeta setosa

Pleiochaeta setosa (Kirchner) S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 36: 39 (1951).

            ≡ Ceratophorum setosum Kirchn., Z. PflKrankh. 2: 327 (1892).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 303828; Facesoffungi number: FoF11550, Fig. 1

Description: see Marin et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Marin et al. (2017).


Fig. 1 Pleiochaeta setosa (re-drawn from Fig. 344C in Seifert et al. 2011). a Conidiophores and conidia. b, c Conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Pleiochaeta comprises six species. One species P. ghindensis has been synonymized and transferred to Camposporidium. Pleiochaeta has been reported from several host plants and two plant family namely Apiaceae and Fabaceae. Pleiochaeta causes leaf spots on legumes (Marin-Felix et al. 2017). Pleiochaeta probably has a worldwide distribution being known from Asia (India, Israel, Japan), Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal), North America (Canada, The United States), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), South Africa (Namibia) and South America (Brazil).



Marin-Felix Y, Groenewald L, Cai L, Chen Q et al. 2017 – Genera of phytopathogenic fungi: GOPHY 1. Studies in Mycology 86, 99–216.

Seifert K, Morgan-Jones G, Gams W, Kendrick B. 2011 – The genera of hyphomycetes. CBS Biodiversity Series no. 9, 1–997. CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands.





About Dothideomycetes

The website provides an up-to-date classification and account of all genera of the class Dothideomycetes.

Mushroom Research Foundation


Published by the Mushroom Research Foundation 
Copyright © The copyright belongs to the Mushroom Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.