Pleiochaeta (Sacc.) S. Hughes, Mycological Papers 36: 39 (1951).

Ceratophorum subgen. Pleiochaeta Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 11: 622 (1895).

MycoBank number: MB 9443; Index Fungorum number: IF 9443; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07940; 6 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data.

Type speciesPleiochaeta setosa (Kirchner) S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 36: 39 (1951).

Ceratophorum setosum Kirchn., Z. PflKrankh. 2: 327 (1892).

NotesPleiochaeta was introduced to accommodate two species, P. setosa and P. albizziae (Hughes 1951b). Combined gene analysis of ITS and LSU gene sequence data by Marin-Felix et al. (2017) showed that Pleiochaeta species belong in Dothidotthiaceae.


  • Pleiochaeta setosa