Capnodiales » Capnodiales family incertae sedis


Brunneomycosphaerella Dissan., Jian K. Liu & K.D. Hyde, in Liu et al., Fungal Diversity: 10.1007/s13225-015-0324-y, [69] (2015)

Index Fungorum number: IF 551058; Facesofungi number: FoF 00565

Etymology: Brunneomycosphaerella, in reference to the brown spores of a mycospherella-like species.

Saprobic on dead branches. Sexual morph: Ascostromata solitary, scattered or gregarious, immersed to erumpent, dark brown to black, uni- to bi-loculate, globose to sub-globose. Peridium comprising brown to black-walled cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium comprising septate, hyaline pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, elongate, cylindrical to slightly clavate at the base, pedicellate, rounded at apex with a canal-like structure, with an ocular chamber. Ascospores multi-seriate, dark yellow to brown, 1-septate deeply constricted at the septum, ellipsoidal with broadly rounded ends, with small and large guttules, smooth-walled, lacking a sheath. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Type species: Brunneomycosphaerella laburni Dissanayake., J. K. Liu & K. D. Hyde

Notes: Phylogenetic analysis of combined SSU and LSU gene sequence data place Brunneomycosphaerella in an unresolved group in Capnodiales with rock-inhabiting fungi (Schoch et al. 2009, Hyde et al. 2013). Li et al. (2015) introduced Brunneomycosphaerella as a new genus and place it in Capnodiales, family incertae sedis.



Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Liu JK, Ariyawansa H et al. 2013 – Families of Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 63, 1–313.

Liu JK, Hyde KD, Jones EG, Ariyawansa HA et al. 2015 – Fungal diversity notes 1–110: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal species. Fungal diversity 72, 1–97.

Schoch CL, Crous PW, Groenewald JZ, Boehm EWA et al. 2009 – A class–wide phylogenetic assessment of Dothideomycetes. Studies in Mycology 64, 1–15.



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