Saccardia Cooke, Grevillea 7(no. 42): 49 (1878)

 Saprobic on leaves. Sexual morph: Ascomata superficial on host tissue, visible as dark area on the lower side of host, easily removed, globose to subglobose, initially pale yellow, becoming brown to dark brown, loose, fleshy and soft, solitary or gregarious, ostiole not seen. Peridium thinwalled, composed of pale yellow to brown cells. Pseudoparaphyses lacking. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, globose to ovoid or saccate, sessile. Ascospores hyaline, oblong to ellipsoidal, with obtuse to rounded ends, muriform. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Type species: Saccardia quercina Cooke

Notes: The genus Saccardia was established by Cooke (1878) with S. quercina Cooke as the type species. The genus consists of three species epithets (Index Fungorum 2018). Saccardia is characterized by discoid ascomata developing on a superficial mycelium. Ascospores are hyaline, multi-septate with transverse and longitudinal septa (von Arx & Müller 1975).


    • Saccardia quercina