Leptosphaeriaceae

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Leptosphaeriaceae
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Leptosphaeriaceae

M.E.Barr (1987)
Type genus
Leptosphaeria
Ces. & De Not. (1863)
Genera

Coniothyrium
Didymolepta
Leptosphaeria
Ophiobolus
Parahendersonia
Plenodomus
Pleoseptum

The Leptosphaeriaceae are a family of fungi in the order Pleosporales. The family was circumscribed by mycologist Margaret E. Barr in 1987.[1] According to the Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008), the family contains 8 genera and 302 species.[2] The family has a widespread distribution, but is especially prevalent in temperate regions. Species are either saprobic or grow as nectrotrophs on the stems or leaves of plants.[3]

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  1. ^ Barr ME. (1987). "New taxa and combinations in the Loculoascomycetes". Mycotaxon. 29: 501–5.
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 372. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  3. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CABI. pp. 186–7. ISBN 0-85199-827-5.

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