Fungalpedia – Note 17 Embarria


Citation: Bhunjun et al. 2023 – Fungalpedia, genera described in 2018, Mycosphere (in press)


Embarria Wanas., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde

Index FungorumFacesoffungi, MycoBank, GenBank, Fig. 1

Embarria was introduced in Phaeosphaeriaceae (PleosporalesDothideomycetes) by Wanasinghe et al. (2018) to accommodate a new combination, E. clematidis (≡ Allophaeosphaeria clematidis) based on multi-gene phylogenetic analyses of a combined LSU, SSU, ITS and tef sequence data. The type species Embarria clematidis, was reported as a saprobe in Italy from dead and hanging branches of Clematis vitalba (Ranunculaceae) (Ariyawansa et al. 2015) and recollected from dead aerial stems of Agrostis stolonifera L. (Poaceae) (Wanasinghe et al. 2018). Embarria is known only from its sexual state and is characterized by coriaceous, ostiolate ascomata, bitunicate, fissitunicate asci with a minute ocular chamber, and ellipsoidal to fusoid, asymmetrical, muriform ascospores with sheaths (Ariyawansa et al. 2015, Wanasinghe et al. 2018). Embarria is morphologically similar to Dematiopleospora in terms of asci and ascospores, however, it differs from the latter by having distinct ascomata. Brown setae are present on the ostioles in Dematiopleospora while the ascomata of Embarria lack seta (Wanasinghe et al. 2018).

Type species: Embarria clematidis (Wanas., Camporesi, E.B.G. Jones & K.D. Hyde) Wanas. & K.D. Hyde

Basionym: Allophaeosphaeria clematidis Wanas., Camporesi, E.B.G. Jones & K.D. Hyde


Fig 1. Embarria clematidis (MFLU 16-0212). a. Ascomata on host substrate. b, c Section of ascomata. d. Peridium. e. Hamathecium. f–h. Asci. i–n. Ascospores (note the sheath stained with Indian Ink in n). Scale bars: a = 500 μm, b, c = 100 μm, d, i–m = 10 μm, e–h, n = 20 μm. Photo credits: Dhanushka N. Wanasinghe.



Ariyawansa HA, Hyde KD, Jayasiri SC, et al. (2015). Fungal diversity notes 111–252—taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity, 75, 27–274.

Wanasinghe DN, Phukhamsakda C, Hyde KD, et al. (2018). Fungal diversity notes 709–839: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa with an emphasis on fungi on Rosaceae. Fungal Diversity, 89, 1–236.


Entry by

Jing-Yi Zhang and Yong-Zhong Lu1

School of Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Guizhou Institute of Technology, Guiyang 550003, China;

Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand;

School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand


(Edited by Chitrabhanu S. Bhunjun and Kevin D. Hyde)