Lamproconium (Grove) Grove, British Stem- and Leaf-Fungi (Coelomycetes) (Cambridge) 2: 321 (1937)

Index Fungorum number: IF8703; 1 species with sequence data.

Type species – Lamproconium desmazieri (Berk. & Broome) Grove
Notes –
Lamproconium was introduced by Grove (1918) as a section of Melanconium which was represented by M. desmazieri. Melanconium desmazieri was reported as the asexual morph of Melanconis desmazieri, from Tilia sp. (Petrak 1938). Grove (1937) re-circumscribed the species and found that M. desmazieri differed from the type species in having bluish to glistening dark blue, not brownish-black, 1-septate conidia. Therefore, Grove (1937) introduced Lamproconium as a new genus (Sutton 1980) and it was placed in Diaporthales genera incertae sedis by Cannon & Minter (2014). Based on the phylogenetic study and fresh collections of L. desmazieri (Norphanphoun et al. 2016) introduced Lamproconiaceae as a new family to accommodate Lamproconium and Hescospora.