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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Corynesporascaceae
Genus: Corynespora

Corynespora is a fungus genus. It is a member of the mitosporic Ascomycota, a heterogeneous group of ascomycotic fungi whose common characteristic is the absence of a sexual state.

Species in the genus induce Corynespora leaf spot in bleeding hearts (Clerodendrum thomsoniae).

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  • Singh A, Singh SK, Kamal. 2000. Three new species of Corynespora from India. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 30: 44–49.
  • Zhang K, Fu H-B, Zhang X-G. 2009. Taxonomic studies of Corynespora from Hainan, China. Mycotaxon 109: 85–93.
  • Zhang X-G, Xu J-J. 2005. Taxonomic studies of Corynespora from Guangxi, China. Mycotaxon 92: 431–436.