The Coelomycetes. Fungi imperfecti with pycnidia, acervuli and stromata.
This major work is the first modern account of coelomycetes, an important group of fungi containing many plant pathogens, soil and spoilage organisms and saprophytes. The book includes descriptions and detailed illustrations of 375 genera and 750 spp. based for the most part on specimens from natural substrates. There are hints on collection and examination, an illustrated glossary, 600 selected references, a host index and a fungus index. Novel features of the taxonomic part are 2 types of key, dichotomous for the specialist and synoptic for the beginner. Extensive coverage is given of Colletotrichum, Phoma, Cryptosporiopsis, Coniella, Seimatosporium, Monochaetia, Seiridium, Asteroma, Colletogloeum, Coryneum, Harknessia, Kabatia, Pseudoseptoria, Phloeospora, Stagonospora and many other smaller yet economically important genera. The latest developments in taxonomy of the imperfect fungi are incorporated in the book.