Conidiocarpus Woron., Key to fungi (fungi imperfecti) 2: 743 (1917).

= Phragmocapnias Theiss. & Syd., Annls mycol. 15(6): 480 (1918) [1917]

MycoBank number: MB 7751; Index Fungorum number: IF 7751; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06946; 13 morphological species (Bose et al. 2014, Index Fungorum 2020), 7 species with molecular data.

Type speciesConidiocarpus penzigii Woron. [as ‘penzigi’], Annls mycol. 25(3/4): 250 (1927).

≡ Phragmocapnias penzigii (Woron.) Chomnunti & K.D. Hyde, in Chomnunti et al., Fungal Diversity 51(1): 112 (2011).

NotesConidiocarpus is the asexual morph of Phragmocapnias. Phragmocapnias was synonymized under Conidiocarpus based on the rules of nomenclatural priority (Bose et al. 2014, Hongsanan et al. 2015b). Conidiocarpus forms a dark, thin thallus, which comprises radiating, septate hyphae, easily removed from the host surfaces. Its sexual morph has superficial ascomata, with ascomatal setae, asci with short pedicel or sometimes apedicellate, and cylindrical to clavate, multi-septate, hyaline ascospores (Hongsanan et al. 2015b). The asexual morph of Conidiocarpus has black stalked pycnidia, with an upper brown swollen region producing conidia, ostiole surrounded by hyaline hyphae, ellipsoid, 1-celled, hyaline conidia (Chomnunti et al. 2011).


  • Conidiocarpus penzigii