Mycological Research



Studies on Amphisphaeriales: The Amphisphaeriaceae (sensu stricto)


JI C. KANG a1, KEVIN D. HYDE a1 and RICHARD Y. C. KONG a2
a1 Department of Ecology and Biodiversity, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
a2 Department of Biology and Chemistry, The City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Abstract

The Amphisphaeriaceae (sensu lato) presently includes 36 genera and 23 synonyms and is a heterogeneous assemblage of ascomycetes. In this paper molecular and morphological data and teleomorph–anamorph connections are examined and confirm that the Amphisphaeriaceae (sensu stricto) should be confined to ten teleomorphic genera and their Pestalotia-like anamorphs. These include Amphisphaeria, Broomella, Discostroma, Ellurema, Griphosphaerioma and Neobroomella which are described and illustrated; and Blogiascospora, Lepteutypa, Paracainiella and Pestalosphaeria which are discussed.

(Accepted February 2 1998)