Lasiodiplodia (anamorphic genus)

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Lasiodiplodia theobromae (A–D from holotype of Sphaeria rhodina) - A, B) asci; C, D) ascospores; E, I) conidiogenous layer with conidiogenous cells and paraphyses; F) paraphyses) G) immature hyaline conidia; H) developing conidia; J, K) mature, dark-walled, one-septate, striate conidia in two different focal planes. Scale bars = 10 μm.
Author(s): A.J.L. Phillips, A. Alves, J. Abdollahzadeh, B. Slippers, M.J. Wingfield, J.Z. Groenewald and P.W. Crous
Source: Studies in Mycology, 2013, 76, p.125

Lasiodiplodia Ellis & Everh. 1896

This genus of ascomycetes contains several important plant pathogen like the type species, Lasiodiplodia theobromae. In general the genus is similar to Diplodia but can be separated by differences in the morphology and the DNA structure.

The conidia are hyaline when young, later become dark brown, thick-walled, with longitudinal striations and an euseptum. The shape is oblong to ellipsoid, straight, broadly rounded at the apex and truncated at the base.

Type species: Lasiodiplodia theobromae

For a taxonomic review see Phillips et al., 2013.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: