Database Details : Phyllachorales

Full name: Phyllachorales
Short name: Phyllachorales
Version: Jan 2016
Release date: 2016-01-22
Authors/editors: Cannon P.F.
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Ascomycota - Sordariomycetes - Phyllachorales
English name of the group: Tropical tar-spot fungi
Number of living species 1,339
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 1,641
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,980
Abstract: Phyllachorales are mostly biotrophic parasites of angiosperms with strong evidence of co-evolution (particularly with the legumes and grasses); some are necrotrophic and a few saprobic. They occur primarily on the leaves and stems, rarely on the roots and have a widespread, but especially tropical, distribution linked, in the case of the biotrophs, with their hosts.
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org
Bibliographic citation: Cannon P.F. (2017). Phyllachorales (version Jan 2016). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th April 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.