Griphosphaerioma Höhn., Ber. dt. bot. Ges. 36(7): 312 (1918)

MycoBank number: MB 2140; Index Fungorum number: IF 2140; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01506; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020).

Type speciesGriphosphaerioma symphoricarpi (Ellis & Everh.) Höhn.

Notes – Wijayawardene et al. (2018a) accepted Griphosphaerioma in Amphisphaeriaceae based on the known asexual morphs. Griphosphaerioma is characterised by unitunicate, cylindrical asci with a J-, apical ring, and uniseriate, ellipsoidal, hyaline, 1-septate or rarely 2- to 3-septate ascospores (Kang et al. 1999a). Ono & Kobayashi (2003) introduced G. zelkovicola from bark of Zelkova serrata with a Sarcostroma asexual morph. However, the phylogenetic affinity of the genus is still in doubt due to the lack of cultures and DNA sequences.


  • Griphosphaerioma symphoricarpi