- A) ascogenous hyphae with asci; B, D–E) asci; C) ascospores; F) paraphyses intermingled with asci; G, J) conidiophores; H–I, K–P) phialides with pigmentation around the necks (arrow in H); Q) conidia - scale bars: A–Q = 10 µm, scale bar for G applies to H–Q (click on image to enlarge it)
Authors: Lizel Mostert, Johannes Z. Groenewald, Richard C. Summerbell, WalterGams and Pedro W.Crous, photographs A-F by M. Réblová
Source: Studies in Mycology (2006) 54, p. 102
This order contains fungi with small, simple and dark perithecia as well as unitunicate asci that produce hyaline or slightly pigmented, ellipsoid or elongated ascospores. The species appear to be similar to the Diaporthales. They are saprobes and also include several plant pathogens that cause canker, other trunk diseases and dieback.
The following genera and species are currently entered in the system: