Curreya Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 2: 651 (1883).

= Cucurbidothis Petr., Annls mycol. 19(3-4): 201 (1921).

MycoBank number: MB 1356; Index Fungorum number: IF 1356; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08237; 6 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 6 species with molecular data.

Type speciesCurreya conorum (Fuckel) Sacc., Sylloge Fungorum 2: 651 (1883).

Homostegia conorum Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 29-30: 38 (1875) [1877-78].

NotesCurreya was erected by Saccardo (1883) based on Homostegia conorum. Theissen & Sydow (1915) classified Curreya in Dothideales and Petrak (1940) classified it under Cucurbitaria Gray. Subsequently, based on coniothyriumlike asexual morphs, Von Arx & van der Aa (1983) considered Curreya to be closely related to Didymosphaeria, Melanomma, Paraphaeosphaeria or Massarina. Curreya species are mainly characterized in having coniothyrium-like asexual morph, small sclerotial cells in peridium and narrower, thinner-walled asci (Zhang et al. 2012b). Therefore, Barr (1990a) assigned Curreya to Leptosphaeriaceae and Zhang et al. (2012b) referred it to Cucurbitariaceae.

There have been few molecular investigations of Curreya as compared to morphological studies. The generic type, C. conorum, has neither been well studied nor has DNA data. Jaklitsch et al. (2016b) moved Curreya austroafricana to Teichosporaceae and classified it under Teichospora based on both morphological and phylogeny analyses. Vu et al. (2019) referred Curreya pityophila (CBS 149.32) to Didymosphaeriaceae, but without morphological data. We keep Curreya in Didymosphaeriaceae, but recollection of the type specimens and molecular data from type strains are essential to resolve the placement of this genus.


  • Curreya conorum