Vermiculariopsiella Bender, Mycologia 24(4): 412 (1932)

Mycobank number: MB 10383; Index Fungorum number: IF 10383; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05409; 22 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 9 species with sequence data.

Type speciesVermiculariopsiella immersa (Desm.) Bender

Notes – Torrend (1912) and Höhnel (1918a) separately introduced Vermiculariopsis. Bender (1932) synonymized Vermiculariopsis (1918) and established Vermiculariopsiella. Vermiculariopsiella endophytica and V. pteridis were linked with the Echinosphaeria sexual morph in culture (Puja et al. 2006, Dhargalkar & Bhat 2009). Crous et al. (2014a) introduced V. dichapetali and placed it in Microascales incertae sedis (Hypocreomycetidae). Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015, 2016b) followed this treatment. Crous et al. (2016b) introduced another V. acacia and V. eucalypti and assigned the genus to Chaetosphaeriaceae based on LSU sequence data. Hernández-Restrepo et al. (2017) transferred Vermiculariopsiella to Vermiculariopsiellaceae based on SSU, LSU and ITS sequence data.

Figure 257 Vermiculariopsiella immersa (redrawn from Seifert et al. 2011). a Colonies on leaves. b Sporodochia with setae. c Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. Scale bars: a = 100 μm, b, c = 10 μm, based on Nawawi et al. (1990).


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