Rhytismatales

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Rhytisma acerinum (click on image to enlarge it)
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Rhytismatales

The fungi of this order are mainly plant pathogens and cause various diseases. An example is Canavirgella banfieldii which causes needle cast on pine trees. The species form closed fruiting structures that open at maturity and expose a broad layer of asci with small pores.


The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Helotiales: