Atheliales

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Athelia rolfsii sclerotia on Juniperus virginiana (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Edward L. Barnard, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Source: IPM Images

Atheliales

This is a small order of mushrooms, containing around 100 species. The most important plant pathogen is Athelia rolfsii (syn. Sclerotium rolfsii) which is widespread and infects many crops. The teleomorph species form smooth and flat fruiting bodies.


The following genera are currently entered under this order: