Caproventuria U. Braun, Monogr. Cercosporella, Ramularia Allied Genera (Phytopath. Hyphom.) 2: 396 (1998).

MycoBank number: MB 27882; Index Fungorum number: IF 27882; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06357; – 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type species: Caproventuria hanliniana (U. Braun & Feiler) U. Braun, Annls mycol. 23(1/2): 101 (1925).

Capronia hanliniana U. Braun & Feiler, Microbiol. Res. 150(1): 90 (1995).

Notes: Species of Caproventuria are characterized by astromatic, papillate, ostiolate ascomata with aseptate dark brown setae and 8-spored bitunicate asci with yellowish olivaceous monostichous or distichous and ellipsoidovoid ascospores (Zhang et al. 2011). Crous et al. (2007b) and Seifert et al. (2011) suggested Pseudocladosporium as a synonym of Fusicladium. However, Zhang et al. (2011) concluded Pseudocladosporium to be asexual morph of Caproventuria. We accept Pseudocladosporium as asexual morph of Caproventuria, but this needs confirmation by phylogenetic analyses. In our phylogenetic analysis, Caproventuria hanliniana (CBS 588.93, type material) was observed to be phylogenetically distant from Venturiaceae (data not shown), while the strain ATCC 96019 is related to Tyrannosorus in Venturiaceae. We tentatively place this genus in Venturiaceae until more collections and sequence data are available to resolve its taxonomic placement.


  • Caproventuria hanliniana