Leptodiscella Papendorf, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 53(1): 146 (1969).

MycoBank number: MB 8743; Index Fungorum number: IF 8743; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08092; 5 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with molecular data.

Type species: Leptodiscella africana (Papendorf) Papendorf, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 53(1): 146 (1969).

Leptodiscus africanus Papendorf, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 50(4): 687 (1967).

Notes: Leptodiscella was described based on hyphomycetous characters, producing conidia, long appendages, chlamydospores forming long or short chains or without chlamydospores present, ellipsoid to oblong-oval or obovoid appressoria or absent. Conidiogenous cells are solitary or aggregated, mono- or polyblastic, sympodial (Papendorf 1969; Udagawa and Toyazaki 1985; Madrid et al. 2012). Papendorf (1967) reported that Leptodiscella was isolated from leaf litter and soil of an Acacia karroo Heyne community in South Africa, but molecular data is unavailable. Madrid et al. (2012) provided sequence data of Leptodiscella based on phenotypic comparisons and presented taxonomic position. Crous et al. (2018a) used ITS region in their phylogenetic analysis and showed the placement of Leptodiscella within Muyocopronaceae.


  • Leptodiscella africana