Paramycoleptodiscus Crous & M.J. Wingf., in Crous et al., Persoonia 36: 371 (2016).

MycoBank number: MB 817042;Index Fungorum number: IF 817042; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08093; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type species: Paramycoleptodiscus albiziae Crous &M.J. Wingf. [as ‘albizziae’], in Crous et al., Persoonia 36: 371 (2016).

Notes: The genus is characterised by mycelium consisting of hyaline to brown, branched, septate hyphae, chlamydospore-like cells that form a stroma, sporodochium of densely aggregated stroma, solitary or aggregated, subglobose to slightly ampulliform conidiogenous cells, and mono- or polyblastic, sympodial, aseptate conidia that are hyaline, smooth, granular, and base with well defined fusarium-like foot cell (Crous et al. 2016b). The phylogenetic analyses of Crous et al. (2018a) indicated that the type species of this genus is closely related to Mycoleptodiscus terrestris, but morphological characters are different. Paramycoleptodiscus differs from Mycoleptodiscus by aseptate conidia and basal appendage in the form of a foot cell, while Mycoleptodiscus has septate conidia with apical appendages.


  • Paramycoleptodiscus albiziae