Scorias Fr. Syst. mycol. 3(2): 269, 290 (1832).

MycoBank number: MB 4966; Index Fungorum number: IF 4966; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01060; 10 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with molecular data.

Type speciesScorias spongiosa (Schwein.) Fr., Syst. mycol. 3(2): 291 (1832).

Botrytis spongiosa Schwein., Schr. naturf. Ges. Leipzig 1: 127 [101 of repr.] (1822)

NotesScorias is also a sooty mould. Its asexual morph characters are similar to Leptoxyphium, but pycnidia are short and wide at the base in Scorias, while long pycnidia with narrow base in Leptoxyphium. The sexual morph of Scorias is characterised by subglobose to broadly ellipsoidal, dark brown to blackish, shiny ascomata, with short stalk, oblong to saccate asci, and fusiform, with 3–4 trans-septa, hyaline ascospores (Chomnunti et al. 2011). Phylogenetic analyses indicated that Scorias is a distinct genus in Capnodiaceae.


  • Scorias spongiosa