Exosporiella P. Karst., Finlands mögelsvampar, (Hyphomycetes fennici): 160 (1892).

MycoBank number: MB 8236; Index Fungorum number: IF 8236; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01024; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesExosporiella fungorum (Fr.) P. Karst., Finlands mögelsvampar, (Hyphomycetes fennici): 161 (1892).

Epochnium fungorum Fr., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 3(2): 449 (1832).

Notes – There is no doubt that the asexual morph Exosporiella and sexual morph Anomalemma are linked, though Anomalemma and Exosporiella have been previously transferred to many different genera, such as Byssosphaeria, Chaetosphaeria, Leptosphaeria and Melanomma (Saccardo 1878, Ellis 1883, Massee 1887, Keissler 1922, Ellis 1971, Sivanesan 1983). Anomalemma was reported as fungicolous (Sivanesan 1983). Tian et al. (2015) examined the isotype of Anomalemma epochnii and found the asexual morph Exosporiella on the surface of adjacent stroma. There are no sequence data in GenBank of either the sexual or the asexual morphs. Anomalemma should be regarded as a synonym of Exosporiella which was proposed earlier (Wijayawardene et al. 2014b). Tian et al. (2015) and subsequent studies followed this and retained Exosporiella in Melanommataceae, pending new collection and epitipification.


  • Exosporiella fungorum