Epicoccum (anamorphic genus)
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Epicoccum Link, 1815
The genus contains a few species of endophytes and plant pathogens which cause diseases on various crops. It is closely related to the genus Phoma.
The asexual fruiting structures (conidiomata) are approximately spherical and 50 to 250 μm in diameter. The mature conidia are thin-walled, smooth, always aseptate and may be brownish. They measure 3-8.5 x 1.5-4 µm. The chlamydospores are unicellular or multicellular and usually spherical and around 10 mm in diameter.
Type species: Epicoccum nigrum
For forms antagonistic to plant diseases see Epicoccum (antagonists).
For a taxonomic review of the genus see Aveskamp et al., 2010.
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: