Coniella (genus)

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Coniella fragariae - A) conidiomata, B+C) vertical sections through conidiomata, D+E) conidiogenous cells giving rise to conidia, D+F) conidia - scale bars: A–C = 300 μm, others = 10 μm (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): L.V. Alvarez, J.Z. Groenewald and P.W. Crous
Source: Studies in Mycology, 2016, 85, p. 16

Coniella Höhn. 1918

This genus contains around 25 species of plant pathogenic fungi and saprobes. Symptoms include leaf spots, leaf curling, dieback, blights and cankers. Several are of agricultural significance like Coniella granati which causes rots and blights on pomegranate and other trees.

The species of Coniella have brown to black, spherical ascomata with a central ostiole. The ascospores are ellipsoid and aseptate. The conidiomata are also dark, spherical and with a central ostiole. The conidia are brown to greenish brown, thick-walled, smooth and elliptical to spherical.

Anamorphic forms have been often described under the genus Pilidiella and related genera.

Type species: Coniella fragariae

For taxonomic reviews of this genus see Alvarez et al. (2016) and Marin-Felix et al. (2017).


The following species are currently entered in the system: