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Sclerotinia minor apothecium
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The Helotiales is a large group of ascomycete fungi with several thousand species. The group includes important plant pathogens like

In general, the fruiting bodies (apothecia) are cup-shaped or disc-shaped and often brightly coloured. The asci have slightly thickened apices and contain 8 ascospores. The group is mainly characterized by its DNA structure.

This page only deals with plant pathogenic Helotiales. For other groups see

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