Selenophoma Maire, Bull. Soc. bot. Fr. 53: clxxxvii (1907).


Falcispora Bubák & Serebrian., Hedwigia 52: 269 (1912)

Ludwigiella Petr., Annls mycol. 20(5/6): 319 (1922)

Neopatella Sacc., in Sydow & Sydow, Annls mycol. 6(6): 530 (1908)

Pseudosarcophoma Urries, An. Jard. bot. Madr. 10: 227 (1952)

Selenophomopsis Petr., Annls mycol. 22(1/2): 182 (1924)

Mycelium immersed, branched, septate, pale brown. Sexual state: Unknown. Asexual state: Conidiomata pycnidial or avervular, separate or aggregated, scattered, immersed or superficial, globose, dark brown, uniloculate, thin-walled; walls 2 to 3 layers thick, composed of brown, thick-walled, large-celled, textura angularis, lacking ostioles, dehiscence by circular or irregular rupture of upper wall. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells or hyaline, irregularly branched at the base and above, 1 to 3-septate, smooth. Conidiogenous cells enteroblastic, phialidic, discrete, determinate, hyaline to pale brown, smooth, subglobose, obpyriform or obovoid, collarette and channel minute, with apical periclinal thickening, guttulate, formed from the inner cell of the pycnidial wall, slightly tapered toward the apex. Conidia holoblastic, aseptate, falcate, fusiform, ellipsoidal to obovoid, eguttulate or irregularly guttulate, smooth-walled, at first thin-walled, hyaline or pale brown, later pale brown with thicker walls and verruculose.

Type species: Selenophoma catananches Maire [as ‘catanaches’], Bull. Soc. bot. Fr. 53: clxxxvii (1906) MB 18215.