This name does not belong to Ascovirgaria, Biscogniauxia, Creosphaeria, Daldinia, Discoxylaria, Entoleuca, Hypoxylon, Jumillera, Kretzschmaria, Kretzschmariella, Nemania, Stilbohypoxylon, Vivantia, or Whalleya.
(The accepted or suggested disposition is indicated by an asterisk (*), if there is any.)

Sphaeria smilacicola Schwein.: Fr. apud Fr., Elench. Fung. II, p. 71. 1828.

º Astrocystis smilacicola (Schwein.: Fr. apud Fr.) Læssøe & Spooner, Kew Bull. 49: 25. 1994.

U.S.A.: North Carolina, Salem, Syn. 1251 (mistakenly labeled as 1825), Collins coll. 99, stems of Smilax rotundifolia (PH, LECTOTYPE [selected here] of Sphaeria smilacicola).

This fungus is left in Sphaeria because its taxonomic position is uncertain. No material of this name was found in the Schweinitz herbarium at PH. The lectotype is selected from a duplicate of the original material among the Collins collections. Also see Ju and Rogers (1994).


Jack D. Rogers
Yu-Ming Ju
Michael J. Adams