Pleophragmia Fuckel, Jb. Nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23– 24: 243 (1870).

MycoBank number: MB 4220; Index Fungorum number: IF 4220; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06567; 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesPleophragmia leporum Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23-24: 243 (1870)

= Pleospora leporum (Fuckel) Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 129: 163 (1920).

NotesPleophragmia was formally assigned to Sporormiaceae in Fuckel (1870) and was typified by Pleophragmia leporum. The genus was originally reported as a coprophilous fungus in terrestrial habitats (Fuckel 1870). Pleophragmia is characterized by gregarious, immersed to erumpent, globose to subglobose, coriaceous ascomata with a short papillate; peridium thin and composed of cells of textura angularis with clavate to cylindro-clavate, with a relatively long pedicellate ascus. The ascospores are narrow oblong to cylindrical with rounded ends, muriform, dark brown, without germ-slit at the surface. There is no asexual morph reported for this genus (Zhang et al. 2012b). A monograph of the genera included in Sporormiaceae was done by Kruys & Wedin (2009). Based on the morphological information, Pleophragmia shares similar morphology with Sporormia, however, Pleophragmia is distinguishable by its muriform ascospores. The molecular data of the type speciesis required for taxonomic confirmation.


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