Botrytis (fungus)

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Botrytis cinerea infection on strawberry
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: Sclerotiniaceae
Genus: Botrytis
P.Micheli ex Pers. (1794)
Type species
Botrytis cinerea
Pers. (1794)
  • Botrytis P.Micheli (1729)
  • Botrytis sect. Cristularia Sacc. (1886)
  • Cephalocladium Rchb. ex Mussat (1900)
  • Haplaria Link (1809)
  • Polyactis Link (1809)
  • Coccotrichum Link (1824)
  • Penicillium Fr. (1832)
  • Pterodinia Chevall. (1837)
  • Phymatotrichum Bonord. (1851)
  • Cristularia (Sacc.) Costantin (1888)

Botrytis is a genus of anamorphic fungi in the family Sclerotiniaceae. Botrytis (also known as grey mold) belongs to the group hyphomycetes and has about 30 different species. It is a plant parasite as well as saprophytes on both agricultural and forest trees. It produces stout, dark, branching conidiophores that bear clusters of paler conidia (grey in mass) on denticles from apical ampullae. It is a common outdoor fungus and can be detected in spore trap samples. The fungus is often found growing on indoor plants. Although no mycotoxin has been reported from this fungus, it may cause hay fever, asthma and keratomycosis.[2]



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Botrytis P. Micheli ex Pers". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
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