Scolecoxyphium Cif. & Bat., Publicações Inst. Micol. Recife 47: 5 (1956)

Index Fungorum number: IF 9846; FacesofFungi number: FoF 12471

Mycelium superficial or immersed, hyaline to brown, branched, hyphae smooth, thin-walled, septate, constricted at septa, with a mucilaginous outer wall layer. Pycnidia irregularly cylindrical, straight or flexuous, short or long, sessile, with no swollen part to indicate the location of the pycnidial cavity; wall is composed of
linearly arranged, fused hyphae. Ostiole present, without hyaline hyphal extensions; around the ostiole the hyphae are brown and obtusely rounded. Conidia ellipsoidal, hyaline and continuous (adapted from Hughes 1976).

Notes – A search in Index Fungorum and MycoBank (March 2019) revealed four names in Scolecoxyphium. This genus was established by Ciferri and Batista based on the type species, S. fraserae (Ciferri et al. 1956).


  • Scolecoxyphium fraserae