Decorospora Inderb., Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., in Inderbitzin, Kohlmeyer, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer & Berbee, Mycol. Progr. 1(4): 657 (2002).

MycoBank number: MB 28671; Index Fungorum number: IF 28671; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00514; 1 species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesDecorospora gaudefroyi (Pat.) Inderb., Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., in Inderbitzin et al., Mycologia 94(4): 657 (2002).

≡ Pleospora gaudefroyi Pat., Tab. analyt. Fung. (Paris)(6): 40 (Fig. 602) (1886).

Notes – The monotypic genus Decorospora was introduced for a marine ascomycete Decorospora gaudefroyi previously known as Pleospora gaudefroyi. The morphological characters include black, erumpent ascomata, septate and branched pseudoparaphyses, fissitunicate, clavate asci with thick wall, as well as yellow-brown ascospores with 7 transverse and 1–3 longitudinal septa with a gelatinous sheath and a tripartite outer boundary. There is no report of the asexual morph (morphology see Ariyawansa et al. 2015c, Wijayawardene et al. 2018, outline).


  • Decorospora gaudefroyi