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An apple afflicted by "Phyllachora pomigena" before and after cleaning
An apple afflicted by Phyllachora pomigena before and after cleaning
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Phyllachorales
M.E. Barr, 1983

Phyllachorales is a small order of perithecial sac fungi containing mostly foliar parasites. This order lacks reliable morphological characters making taxonomic placement of genera difficult. There is controversy among mycologists as to the boundaries of this order.[1]


In general, members of the Phyllachoraceae produce an ascocarp embedded in the host tissue, mostly within a stroma or beneath an epidermal clypeus. The type of development is ascohymenial.

Genera incertae sedis[edit]


  1. ^ Silva-Hanlin, Denise M. W.; Halin, Richard T. (January 1998). "The order phyllachorales: Taxonomic review". Mycoscience. 39 (1): 97–104. doi:10.1007/BF02461586. Retrieved 27 December 2011.