Full name: Phyllachorales UPDATED!
Short name: Phyllachorales
Version: July 2013
Release date: 2013-07-22
Authors/editors: Cannon P.F.
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Ascomycota - Sordariomycetes - Lulworthiales, Phyllachorales
English name of the group: Tropical tar-spot fungi
Number of species: 1,364
Number of infraspecific taxa: 101
Number of synonyms: 1,577
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 3,042
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