Plectosphaera Theiss., Annls mycol. 14(6): 413 (1917)

MycoBank number: MB 4196; Index Fungorum number: IF 4196; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13116; 27 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type speciesPlectosphaera eucalypti (Cooke & Massee) H.J. Swart

Notes – Cooke (1888) introduced Plectosphaera eucalypti from leaves of Eucalyptus in Australia. Summerell (2006) cultured this fungus for the first time and provided sequence data. Colonies on MEA, comprise flat, smooth, catenate, submerged spreading mycelium, with surface cinnamon, smoke grey due to black ascomata forming from outer region of the colony.


  • Plectosphaera eucalypti