Leptoxyphium Speg., Physis, B. Aires 4: 294 (1918).

MycoBank number: MB 8762; Index Fungorum number: IF 8762; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06949; 17 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with molecular data.

Type speciesLeptoxyphium graminum (Pat) Speg., Physis. B. Aires 4: 294 (1918).

Capnodium graminum Pat., J. Bot., Paris 11: 348 (1897).

NotesLeptoxyphium was established by Spegazzini (1918). Members of this genus are sooty moulds and commonly found as asexual morphs. Its pynidia differ from other genera by a narrow bulbous base, with cup-like apex, which produces conidia.


  • Leptoxyphium graminum