Entoleuca Syd., Annls mycol. 20(3/4): 186 (1922)

Index Fungorum number: IF 1833; MycoBank number: MB 1833Facesoffungi number: FoF 03037; 3 species with sequence data.

Type speciesEntoleuca callimorpha Syd.

Notes – Sydow & Petrak (1922) introduced the genus with E. callimorpha as the type species. Until 1994, Hypoxylon mammatum was considered a similar taxon to E. callimorpha. However, Læssøe & Spooner (1994) and Læssøe (1994) treated the H. mammatum as separate, but synonym of Rosellinia. Based on these taxonomic confusions, Rogers & Ju (1996) revised the type, authentic and other specimens and re-established the genus. Entoleuca consists of saprobic, and plant pathogenic species distributed in Europe. As a pathogen, E. mammata causes canker (hypoxylon canker) on Malus sp. (Rosaceae), Populus sp., Salix sp. (Salicaceae), and Sorbus sp. (Rosaceae) (Shaw 1973, Callan 1998, Kasanen et al. 2004, Eriksson 2014) and is a saprobe on decaying tree trunks.


  • Entoleuca callimorpha