Lepidosphaeria Parg.-Leduc, C. r. hebd. Séanc. Acad. Sci., Paris, Sér. D 270: 2786 (1970).

MycoBank number: MB 2747; Index Fungorum number: IF 2747; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04643; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesLepidosphaeria nicotiae Parg.-Leduc, Pubbl. Staz. Zool. Napoli, 1 270: 2786 (1970).

NotesLepidosphaeria is distinguished from other genera in Testudinaceae by its ascospores that are 2–3-seriate, ornamented, finely echinulate, oblong, tuberculate with brown to pale brown, 1-septate and darker at septum, constricted at septum, minute granules (Hawksworth 1979, Doilom et al. 2018). Zopfia punctata was synonymized as Lepidosphaeria punctata by Hawksworth & Booth (1974), later referred to as Zopfiofoveola punctata by Hawksworth (1979). Multi-gene sequence analyses showed that L. nicotiae nested with species of Ulospora and Verruculina (Schoch et al. 2009a). Cultures and molecular data are available for this taxon (Kruys & Wedin 2009, Wijayawardene et al. 2018).


  • Lepidosphaeria nicotiae