Sarcostroma Cooke, Journal of the Quekett microsc. Club 2: 267 (1871)

Index Fungorum number:IF 9789; MycoBank number: MB 9789; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13579; 17 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 11 species with sequence data.

Type speciesSarcostroma berkeleyi Cooke

Notes – Species of this genus are saprobes, endophytes, pathogens on leaves in both tropical and temperate regions (Maharachchikumbura et al. 2016b, Norphanphoun et al. 2015, Farr & Rossman 2019). Sarcostroma was resurrected to accommodate several species characterised by fusoid conidia with four or more cells, having pigmented median cells and paler, thin-walled end cells, bearing an attenuated tubular apical appendage and a similar excentric basal appendage (Nag Raj 1993). The holotype of the genus has been reported lost and epitypification is needed (Liu et al. 2019a).


  • Sarcostroma berkeleyi