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Elsinoë Racib. 1900
The members of the genus Elsinoë are specialized plant pathogens which cause scab and spot anthracnose. Scab diseases are characterized by wart-like, necrotic lesions, containing fruiting bodies (pseudoascostromata). Some species are agriculturally important like Elsinoë fawcettii and Elsinoë australis which cause citrus scab.
The pseudoascostromata have scattered locules, each containing 3-8 asci. Each ascus forms 8 ascospores which are oblong or fusiform with slightly acute ends and 2–3 transverse septa. The anamorphic forms of Elsinoë have previously been described under the genus Sphaceloma.
Type species: Elsinoë canavaliae
For a taxonomic review of the genus see Fan et al. (2017).
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: