Clypeoporthe Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 128(7-8): 584 (1919)

Index Fungorum number: IF1122; 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020).

Type species – Clypeoporthe monocarpa Höhn.

Notes – Clypeoporthe was introduced and typified by C. monocarpa. There are eight species listed under this genus (Species fungorum 2020). However, some species in this genus have eutypelloid configuration of ascomata in parenchymatous stromatic tissues. Clypeoporthe was reduced to synonymy in Gnomonia by Monod (1983) while Kirk et al. (2008) mentioned Clypeoporthe is the sexual morph of Phaeocytostroma. However, this is not proved by cultural examination or molecular data and it is necessary to obtain DNA sequence data to resolve this genus. Until Senanayake et al. (2017a, 2018), Wijayawardhene et al. (2018) accepted this genus within Gonomoniaceae.


  • Clypeoporthe monocarpa