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Alternaria dauci conidia (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: PaDIL


This order contains more than 150 genera and includes various serious plant pathogens like early blight of potatoes. The fruiting bodies (ascomata) are usually spherical with a perithecia-like opening. The asci are bitunicate and the ascospores mostly septate.

For a review see Zhang et al., 2012.

This page only deals with plant pathogens. For other groups of Pleosporales in the system see

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Pleosporales: