Scoriadopsis J.M. Mend., in Stevens, Annls mycol.28(5/6): 365 (1930)
Index Fungorum Number: IF4965
Type species: Scoriadopsis miconiae J.M. Mend., Stevens F.L. (1930)
Type species of this genus is Parasitic on the upper surface of the leaf, though sometimes present on the lower portion. Sexual state: Mycelium perisporioid, slimy, weft-like, straw-colored, hyphopodia absent; perithecia stalked, oval, gelatinous, ostiolate; asci 8-spored, aparaphysate; spores hyaline, cylindrical, 1-septate.
Notes: Type species of this genus on Miconia sp. British Guiana; Tumatumari, July 10. The colonies appear sooty, black, more or less circular, varying from about a millimeter to almost 1 cm in diam. They are found on the upper surface of the leaf, though sometimes present on the lower portion. This fungus resembles the genus Scorias Fries in many characters, but is has 1-septate spores while Scorias has several celled spores.
Importance and role: Parasitic
Stevens F.L. (1930) Parasitic fungi of British Guiana, Trinidad and Costa Rica. Annales Mycologici 28 (1-6): 365.
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