Teratosphaeria (genus)

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Teratosphaeria fibrillosa (epitype material), A) leaf spots, B) subepidermal ascomata linked by means of stromatic tissue, C) paraphyses among asci, D) periphysoids, E) ascospores becoming brown in asci, F-G) multi-layered endotunica, H-K) ascospores, becoming brown and verruculose, L-M) germinating ascospores, scale bars = 10 μm
Author(s): P.W. Crous, U. Braun and J.Z. Groenewald
Source: Studies in Mycology (2007) 58, p. 9

Teratosphaeria Syd. & P. Syd. 1912

This genus of plant pathogenic fungi contains several important species infecting eucalypts, e.g. Teratosphaeria nubilosa. The resulting diseases include leaf spots, blotch and cankers.

The genus is closely related to the genus Mycosphaerella but shows several morphological differences like the ascospores become brown and verruculose while still in their asci, see Crous et al., 2007 for more details.

Type species: Teratosphaeria fibrillosa


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