Chaetoplea (Sacc.) Clem., in Clements & Shear, Gen. fung., Edn 2 (Minneapolis): 275 (1931).

≡ Pyrenophora subgen. Chaetoplea Sacc. (1883).

MycoBank number: MB 959; Index Fungorum number: IF 959, Facesoffungi number: FoF 06401; 23 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesChaetoplea calvescens (Fr. ex Desm.) Clem., in Clements & Shear, Gen. fung., Edn 2 (Minneapolis): 275 (1931).

Sphaeria calvescens Fr. ex Desm., Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 19: 353 (1843).

NotesChaetoplea was previously reported as a member of Phaeosphaeriaceae (Barr 1987a, 1990b). The genus is characterized by scleroplectenchyma cell types of peridium, 3-euseptate ellipsoidal ascospores with longitudinal septa, and hyaline to pale yellow. Phookamsak et al. (2014c) re-examined the lectotype of Chaetoplea calvescens and assigned the genus to Leptosphaeriaceae based on compatible morphology. Epitypification is required to confirm the taxonomic placement of Chaetoplea.


  • Chaetoplea calvescens