, Volume 148, Issue 3, pp 141-147

Capnodium citri: The sooty mold fungi comprising the taxon concept

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Abstract

The common use of the name Capnodium citri to represent several species of sooty mold fungi is reviewed. Analysis of sooty mold specimens from Citrus in Florida found the species Antennariella californica and Chaetobolisia falcata with spherical fruitbodies and Caldariomyces fumago and Polychaeton citri with elongate fruitbodies. It is recommended that use of the name Capnodium citri for sooty mold on Citrus and ornamental plants is to be avoided because of its use for a number of species and on nomenclatural grounds.

This revised version was published online in June 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.