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] Family Phaeochorellaceae was added in 2020.[2]

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


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 sedisEdit


  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.
  2. ^ Wijayawardene, Nalin; Hyde, Kevin; Al-Ani, Laith Khalil Tawfeeq; Somayeh, Dolatabadi; Stadler, Marc; Haelewaters, Danny; et al. (2020). "Outline of Fungi and fungus-like taxa". Mycosphere. 11: 1060–1456. doi:10.5943/mycosphere/11/1/8.