Full name: Phyllachorales
Short name: Phyllachorales
Version: 8.0, Sep 2008
Release date: 2008-09-05
Authors/editors: P.F. Cannon
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Ascomycota - Ascomycetes - Phyllachorales
English name of the group: Tropical tar-spot fungi
Number of species: 1,304
Number of infraspecific taxa: 131
Number of synonyms: 1,734
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 3,169
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: CABI
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org