Sulcatispora Kaz. Tanaka & K. Hiray., Stud. Mycol. 82: 120 (2015).

MycoBank number: MB 811294; Index Fungorum number: IF 811294; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01712; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesSulcatispora acerina Kaz. Tanaka & K. Hiray. Stud Mycol. 82: 120 (2015).

Notes – Species of Sulcatispora are recognised by conidia having striate ornamentation (Tanaka et al. 2015). Some species in Phaeophleospora and Sclerostagonospora also have striated conidia but they phylogenetically belong to Mycosphaerellaceae and Phaeosphaeriaceae, respectively (Taylor & Hyde 2003, Crous et al. 2007d, 2009c, 2011a, Lawrey et al. 2012). The ascomata of Sulcatispora species resemble those of the species belonging to Massarina sensu stricto, except that the former lack a conspicuous clypeus as compared to the latter (Tanaka et al. 2015). Sulcispora is phylogenetically close to Bambusicola and species of both genera have similar asexual morphs. However, Sulcispora has globose to subglobose ascomata, and clavate with short stalk asci, while Bambusicola has conical ascomata with compressed bases and narrower asci (Dai et al. 2012).


  • Sulcatispora acerina