Eriosporella Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 125(1-2): 109 (1916)

Index Fungorum Number: IF 8206; Facesoffungi Number: FoF 07362

Type Species – Eriosporella calami

Note – The genus Eriosporella was introduced by Höhnel (1916) with E. calami (≡ Cryptosporium calami Niessl.) as the type species. The genus is placed in Pezizomycotina incertae sedis (Kirk et al., 2008). This genus is characterized by immersed conidiomata with a thin lower wall and thick lateral wall, without an ostiole, hyaline, branched and septate conidiophores, blastic-type conidiogenesis, discrete conidiogenous cells and hyaline conidia with one basal cell (occasionally one septate) and three apical divergent, septate arms (Sutton, 1980). Sutton (1980) described the conidiogenesis in Eriosporella as enteroblasic and phialidic. Nag Raj & DiCosmo (1981) considered this genus to have blastic and annelidic conidiogenesis. However, no annelations were observed in the conidiogenesis of Eriosporella bambusicola. However, Wijayawardene et al. (2012a) stated that this genus might have a sexual state in Laetinaevia Nannf. (Dermateaceae, Helotiales). Currently, gene sequences for this genus are lacking in GenBank; hence, its taxonomic placement is uncertain.


  • Eriosporella calami