Cocoicola K.D. Hyde, Nova Hedwigia 60(3–4): 600 (1995a)

Index Fungorum number: IF 27575; MycoBank number: MB 27575Facesoffungi number: FoF 06270; 5 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesCocoicola cylindrospora (C. Booth & D.E. Shaw) K.D. Hyde

NotesCocoicola was introduced by Hyde (1995a) to accommodate C. cylindrospora (= Anthostomella cylindrospora) and C. fusispora (= A. fusispora). Currently, Cocoicola contains five species, which are found in palms. They are characterized by strongly flattened ascomata, clustered around a central ostiole or with a series of separate ostioles and surrounded by a stroma, visible as ostiolar dots and present pale brown blister-like regions on the host surface. The ascospores are cylindrical to fusiform, yellow to olivaceous, aseptate, with longitudinal striations. Cocoicola is similar to Serenomyces by striated ascospores. However, they are distinct as the latter has exclusively uniloculate ascomata with elongated necks. Serenomyces californica was synonymized as Cocoicola californica because of its fusiform ascospores and multi-ostiolate ascomata lacking necks (Hyde 1995a).


  • Cocoicola cylindrospora