CBS Biodiversity Series 15 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-07-20 09:22:56

Order Field studies in the Lasiosphaeriaceae and Helminthosphaeriaceae sensu lato
Authors: Ann Bell and Daniel P. Mahoney.
Details: 124 pp., fully illustrated with colour pictures (A4 format), paperback, 2016.
Price: € 30,-

ISBN: 978-90-70351-99-1

This publication represents some 10-15 years of part time field studies on wood inhabiting fungi belonging to the ascomycete families Lasiosphaeriaceae & Helminthosphaeriaceae sensu lato. The research was undertaken in New Zealand and to a lesser extent during visits to the United States. The principle reason for doing it was to provide tangible means of identifying the collected species and thereby to encourage further field work by all interested parties. Due to the increasing use of sequencing data in recent years, the introductory chapter deals with some of the current difficulties faced when trying to unite sequencing data with traditional morphological data. Keys to species are provided and each species, including 12 new ones, are fully described and illustrated. Photographs and coloured drawings comprise the greater part of the publication.

page 3 line 17: New genera (Immersella and Lasiosphaeria) have been erected...”, it should read: New genera (Immersella and Lasiosphaeris have been erected...”
page 13 under the heading Lasiosphaeria hirsuta (Fr.) Ces. & De Not. the synonym Lasiosphaeria hirsuta (F.) A.N. Mill. & Huhndorf (2004a), should be Lasiosphaeris hirsuta (F.) A.N. Mill. & Huhndorf(2004a) ..
page 17 under the heading Lasiosphaeria hispida- same mistake in the synonym as before where Miller & Huhndorf’s genus for this species should also Lasiosphaeris.
page 22: L. megaimmersa would be placed in the genus Lasiosphaeris by Miller & Huhndorf .

CBS Biodiversity Series 14 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-06-15 08:17:53

Order Philatelic Mycology: Families Of Fungi
Authors: Walter F.O. Marasas, Hendrieka M. Marasas, Michael J. Wingfield & Pedro W. Crous.
Details: 107 pages, Full colour, Hardcover, bound, April 2014
Price: € 40,-

ISBN: 978-90-70351-99-1

Philately, the study of postage stamps, and mycology, the study of fungi, are seldom connected by those that practice these very different activities. When associated, philatelic mycology would be considered as the study of fungi on stamps. The Fungi touch every aspect of our daily lives, most importantly as the ultimate degraders of organic tissue. They occur in every conceivable environment and importantly, they represent a huge proportion of the yet undiscovered biodiversity on earth. Fungi vary greatly in morphology, ranging from minute, inconspicuous organisms to the large mushrooms and bracket fungi on trees. They also include a wide variety of biological functions such as being human, animal and plant pathogens, saprobes as well as symbionts and mutualists in fascinating and largely unexplored interactions. Fungi also form an important component of our daily diet allowing bread to rise, bringing zest to cheeses, adding alcohol and gas to beers and wines and many are simply delicious in their own right. In this book, the fungi are classified in two major phyla, e.g. Ascomycota (ascopores in asci; the sac fungi) and Basidiomycota (basidiospores on basidia; mushrooms, bracket fungi, puffballs, rusts and smuts). The book catalogues 1000 stamps depicting fungi from various countries. Unusually for philately, these stamps are organised mycologically and thus based on the current phylogenetic classification of the fungi depicted on them. In many cases information is provided regarding the biology of the fungi, the countries in which they occur and the derivations (etymology) of their names. While perhaps somewhat eclectic, this book is a celebration of the beauty of the fungi and the art of philately.

Key Words: Fungi, mycology, philately, phylogenetic classification

CBS Biodiversity Series 13 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:21:05

OrderCultivation and Diseases of Proteaceae: Leucadendron, Leucospermum and Protea
Authors: Pedro W. Crous, Sandra Denman, Joanne E. Taylor, Lizeth Swart, Carolien M. Bezuidenhout, Lynn Hoffman, Mary E. Palm and Johannes Z. Groenewald
Details: 360 pages, Full colour, Hardcover, bound, June 2013
Price: € 75,-


Proteaceae represent a prominent family of flowering plants in the Southern Hemisphere.  Because of their beauty, unique appearance, and relatively long shelf life, Proteaceae cut-flowers have become a highly desirable crop for the export market.  The cultivation of Proteaceae is a thriving industry that provides employment in countries where these flowers are grown, often in areas that are otherwise unproductive agriculturally.  Diseases cause a loss in yield, and also limit the export of these flowers due to strict phytosanitary regulations.  In this publication the fungi that cause leaf, stem and root diseases on Leucadendron, Leucospermum and Protea are treated.  Data are provided pertaining to the taxonomy, identification, host range, distribution, pathogenicity, molecular characteristics and control of these pathogens.  Taxonomic descriptions and illustrations are provided and keys are included to distinguish species in genera where a number of species affect Proteaceae.  Disease symptoms are described and colour photographs are included.  Where known, factors that affect disease epidemiology are discussed.  Disease management strategies are also presented that will assist growers and advisors in making appropriate choices for reducing disease in specific areas.  Information is also provided relating to crop improvement, cultivation techniques, harvesting and export considerations.  Further development and expansion of this industry depends on producing and obtaining disease-free germplasm from countries where these plants are indigenous.  For that reason it is important to document the fungi that occur on Proteaceae, and to establish the distribution of these fungi.  These data are essential for plant quarantine services for use in risk assessments.

Key Words: canker pathogens, cultivation, cut-flower industry, disease control, foliicolous pathogens, harvesting, Leucandendron, Leucospermum, phytosanitary regulations, Protea, Proteaceae, root rot, wilt.

CBS Biodiversity Series 12 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:20:42

OrderOphiostomatoid Fungi: Expanding Frontiers
Editors: Keith A. Seifert, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Michael J. Wingfield
Details:337 pages Full color Hardcover, bound, June 2013
Price: € 75,-


The 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity created a new awareness of the economic impact of living organisms. Regulators and quarantine specialists in governments all over the world now scrutinise dots on maps, as real-time online disease mapping and prediction models allow us to track (and try to prevent) the spread of diseases across borders. Woodlands are more managed, include less genetic diversity, and seem to be more susceptible to rapidly spreading disease. Different jurisdictions use different terminology, Biosecurity, Alien Invasive Species, Quarantine, but it is now commonplace to see large signs in airports, along highways, and on public hiking trails, warning citizens not to accidentally or deliberately facilitate the spread of unwanted pests or microbes. With the ophiostomatoid fungi, scientists have to cope with the overlapping behaviour of a triumvirate of kingdoms, the fungi, the animals (bark beetles, mites or nematodes), and how all of these impact trees in our forests and cities.

This book includes 21 papers divided among five themes, plus an appendix. It is a sequel to Ceratocystis and Ophiostoma: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Pathogenicity, published by the APS Press in 1993, and like that book isderived from an international symposium, this one held on North Stradbroke Island, Australia prior to the 9th International Mycological Congress. A year before this volume was completed, mycological taxonomy formally abandoned the historical two name system, known as dual nomenclature, and we are now adopting a single name binomial system. The appendix to this book provides a preliminary view of the nomenclature of the ophiostomatoid fungi using the new single name system. In an attempt at consistency, this naming system is used in all chapters

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CBS Biodiversity Series 11 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:23:25

OrderTaxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews).
Author(s): U. Braun and R.T.A. Cook
Details: 707pp., Hardcover, bound, 853 figures, 2012
Price: € 80,-


The “Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews)” is a fully revised, expanded new version of U. Braun’s former monograph from 1987, which is out of print. The present book covers the taxonomy of all powdery mildew fungi. New chapters have been prepared for phylogenetic relationships, conidial germination, conidia as viewed by Scanning Electron Microscopy, fossil powdery mildews, and holomorph classification. The treatment of the Erysiphales, its tribes and genera are based on recent molecular phylogenetic classifications. A key to the genera (and sections), based on teleomorph and anamorph characters is provided, supplemented by a key solely using anamorph features. Keys to the species are to be found under the particular genera. A special tabular key to species based on host families and genera completes the tools for identification of powdery mildew taxa. In total, 873 powdery mildew species are described and illustrated in 853 figures (plates). The following data are given for the particular species and subspecific taxa: bibliographic data, synonyms, references to descriptions and illustrations in literature, full descriptions, type details, host range, distribution and notes. A further 236 taxonomic novelties are introduced, comprising the new genus Takamatsuella, 55 new species, four new varieties, six new names and 170 new combinations. A list of excluded and doubtful taxa with notes and their current status is attached, followed by a list of references and a glossary.

This manual deals with the taxonomy of the Erysiphales worldwide, and provides an up-to-date basis for the identification of taxa, as well as comprehensive supplementary information on their biology, morphology, distribution and host range. This monograph is aimed at biologists, mycologists and phytopathologists that encounter or study powdery mildew diseases.

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CBS Biodiversity Series 10 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-11-02 14:14:30

OrderAtlas of Soil Ascomycetes.
Authors: J. Guarro, J Gene, A.M. Stchigel and M.J. Figueras
Details: 486pp., Hardcover, bound, 322 figures, 2012
Price: € 70,-


This compendium includes almost all presently known species of ascomycetes that have been reported in soil and which sporulate in culture. They constitute a very broad spectrum of genera belonging to very diverse orders, but mainly to the Onygenales, Sordariales, Eurotiales, Thelebolales, Pezizales, Melanosporales, Pleosporales, Xylariales, Coniochaetales and Microascales. The goal of this book is to provide sufficient data for users to recognise and identify these species. It includes the description of 146 genera and 698 species. For each genus a dichotomous key to facilitate species identification is provided and for each genus and species the salient morphological features are described. These descriptions are accompanied by line drawings illustrating the most representative structures. Light micrographs, supplemented by scanning electron micrographs and Nomarski interference contrast micrographs of most of the species treated in the book are also included. In addition, numerous species not found in soil but related to those included in this book are referenced or described. This book will be of value not only to soil microbiologists and plant pathologists concerned with the soilborne fungi and diseases, but also to anyone interested in identifying fungi in general, because many of the genera included here are not confined to soil. Since most of the fungi of biotechnological or clinical interest (dermatophytes, dimorphic fungi and opportunists) are soil-borne ascomycetes, the content of this book is of interest for a wide range of scientists.

CBS Biodiversity Series 9 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:23:57

OrderThe Genera of Hyphomycetes
Authors: Keith Seifert, Gareth Morgan-Jones, Walter Gams, Bryce Kendrick
Details: 997pp., Hardcover, bound, 2011
Price: € 80,-


The Genera of Hyphomycetes is the essential reference for the identification of moulds to all those who work with these fungi, including plant pathologists, industrial microbiologists, mycologists and indoor environment specialists, whether they be professionals or students. The book compiles information on about 1480 accepted genera of hyphomycetes, and about 1420 genera that are synonyms or names of uncertain identity. Each accepted genus is described using a standardized set of key words, connections with sexual stages (teleomorphs) and synanamorphs are listed, along with known substrates or hosts, and continental distribution. When available, accession numbers for representative DNA barcodes are listed for each genus. A complete bibliography is provided for each genus, giving the reader access to the literature necessary to identify species. Most accepted genera are illustrated by newly prepared line drawings, including many genera that have never been comprehensively illustrated before, arranged as a visual synoptic key. More than 200 colour photographs supplement the line drawings. Diagnostic keys are provided for some taxonomic and ecological groups. Appendices include an integrated classification of hyphomycete genera in the phylogenetic fungal system, a list of teleomorph-anamorph connections, and a glossary of technical terms. With its combination of information on classical morphological taxonomy, molecular phylogeny and DNA diagnostics, this book is an effective modern resource for researchers working on microfungi.

CBS Biodiversity Series 8 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:24:13

The genera of the Parmulariaceae
Authors: Carlos Antonio Inácio and Paul F. Cannon
Details: 196pp., Hardcover, bound, 2008


The morphologically variable family Parmulariaceae (Fungi, Ascomycota, Dothideomycetes) is widespread in the tropics. The biological relationship between fungus and plant has not been studied in detail, but most species have features indicating biotrophic parasitism, where the fungus derives nutrition from the host without deleterious effects. Few studies have been done in the last 30 years. The family now includes 34 accepted genera, with 24 further synonyms, and more than 100 species. The study was organized using a suite of computer databases, focusing on nomenclatural, geographical (floristic) and bibliographic information. More than 1000 scientific names were considered, and more than 1100 records of individual observations of these fungi have been gathered. All genera are fully redescribed and illustrated with drawings and microphotographs. A new key for identification of genera was constructed. A complete nomenclatural checklist of the family is presented. A new formal taxonomic concept of the Parmulariaceae is introduced, and links are discussed with possibly related families including the Asterinaceae. Two new genera have been re-described, Mintera and Viegasella in the Parmulariaceae. Parmulariella is now included in the Parmulariaceae. Kentingia and Chaetaspis (previously accepted as a synonyms of Rhagadolobium) are now considered of uncertain family in the Dothideomycetes. The genus Apoa, previously placed as a synonym of Pachypatella, was found to be a distinct genus. New combinations in several genera, including Hysterostomella, Cyclostomella (its anamorph: Peltistoma) and Parmularia were made: Cyclostomella atramentaria, C. theissenii, Hysterostomella bakeri, Parmularia radians, Peltistroma disciforme, Peltistroma leopoldinense, Peltistroma juruanum, Rhagadolobium bakeri and a new species of Parmularia on Melastomataceae, Parmularia miconiae was described and illustrated. Some other new combinations from either genera of Parmulariaceae or distinct families are included as Dothidasteromella acokantherae, Dothidasteromella floridana, Dothidasteromella parvispora, Perischizon bewsii.

CBS Biodiversity Series 7 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:24:31

Microfungi occurring on Proteaceae in the fynbos
Authors: Seonju Marincowitz, Pedro W. Crous, Johannes Z. Groenewald and Michael J. Wingfield
Details: 166pp.,93 colour plates, 6 black & white plates; Hardcover, bound, 2008


The fynbos is a shrubland characterised by a fire-prone ecosystem and Mediterranean climate. Although it is extremely rich in plant species, and has a high degree of floral endemism, very little is known regarding the fungi in this unique and fascinating environment. The present study investigated the saprobic microfungi that colonise and utilise leaf and twig litter and senescent flowerheads of Proteaceae. A total of 29 species and sub-species belonging to four genera of Proteaceae were sampled from 12 sites in the Western Cape Province of South Africa spanning a period of two years (2000–2001). An attempt was made to culture all fungi encountered, and where successful, the ITS and partial 28S nrDNA, and in some cases the translation elongation factor 1-α or the β -tubulin gene regions were sequenced. A total of 62 bags of litter yielded 316 individuals, consisting of 141 fungal species residing in 103 genera and 43 families. Of these, 59 species, including eight species that had been previously published, represented novel taxa. Thirty-eight species reflected new records for South Africa, and 48 species were new reports on Proteaceae. Two new genera and one new combination were also introduced. Seventy-three species were represented by teleomorphs and 68 species by anamorphs, which were made up of 30 hyphomycetes and 38 coelomycetes. Eighty percent of the species occurred on only one type of substrate. The fungal community found on twig litter had the highest species richness, while flowerhead-styles yielded the highest percentage (100 %) of unique species. These results showed that the species richness for the fynbos Mycota was moderately high with every 2.2 collections representing a different fungal species. The percentage of new fungal taxa (43 % of the total species) was exceptionally high, and most of these probably host-specific. More than 80 % of the fungi collected in this study had hard and closed fruiting structures, indicating an adaptation to the constraints of the harsh fynbos environment. Other than providing a foundation for further studies, this investigation highlights a disturbing paucity of knowledge regarding the fynbos Mycota in one of the world’s most threatened and unusual floral Kingdoms.

CBS Biodiversity Series 6 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:24:50

OrderAlternaria An Identification Manual
Authors: Emory G. Simmons
Details: 775pp. 2007
Price: € 100,-

ISBN: 978-90-70351-68-7

This book will fill a very large void in the scientific literature and it is quite certain that the volume will become the standard reference for those needing to have critical access to Alternaria literature and taxonomic information. There are many scientists, both research and regulatory, who are in desperate need of resources like this book to facilitate routine identification.

• Peer-Reviewed
• hard cover, bound
• 288 B&W line drawings

CBS Biodiversity Series 5 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:25:03

Mycosphaerella and its anamorphs: 2. Conspectus of Mycosphaerella
Authors: André Aptroot
Details: 231pp.,2006

ISBN: 978-90-70351-60-1

A revision of the species described in Mycosphaerella and Sphaerella is presented, together with observations on the types of most species or their disposition. The genus Stigmidium is expanded to encompass fungicolous species and internal parasites of algae, and includes the genus Mycophycias. The following new names or combinations in Mycosphaerella have been made for taxa that only have names in Sphaerella or were otherwise invalid: Mycosphaerella aiacu (Speg.) Aptroot, Mycosphaerella aristoteliae (Cooke) Aptroot, Mycosphaerella bubakii Aptroot, Mycosphaerella cleidionii (Berk. & Broome) Aptroot, Mycosphaerella goodiaefolia (Cooke) Aptroot, Mycosphaerella lasiana (Sacc.) Aptroot, and Mycosphaerella piperis Sawada ex Aptroot. The following new combinations in other genera are proposed as a result of type studies: Arecophila advena (Syd.) Y.Z. Wang, Aptroot & K.D. Hyde,Arthopyrenia callunae (De Not.) Aptroot, Arthopyrenia picconii (De Not.) Aptroot, Arthopyrenia welwitschii (A.L. Sm.) Aptroot, Collemopsidium pneumatophorae(Kohlm.) Aptroot, Davidiella acrocomiicola(Bat.) Aptroot, Davidiella allicina (Fr. : Fr.) Crous & Aptroot, Davidiella ammophilae(Durieu & Mont.) Aptroot, Davidiella ariadna(Sacc.) Aptroot, Davidiella carinthiaca(Jaap) Aptroot, Davidiella cecropiae(Bat., J.L. Bezerra & Matta) Aptroot, Davidiella cepharanthae(Sawada) Aptroot, Davidiella chrysobalani(Miles) Aptroot, Davidiella clandestina(Niessl) Aptroot, Davidiella craterispermi(Hansf.) Aptroot, Davidiella decidua(Ellis & Kellerm.) Aptroot, Davidiella dioscoreicola(Syd. & P. Syd.) Aptroot, Davidiella dircae(Ellis & Everh.) Aptroot, Davidiella disseminata(De Not. & Carestia) Aptroot, Davidiella ephedricola(Butin) Aptroot, Davidiella lactucae(Ellis & Kellerm.) Aptroot, Davidiella liabi(Petr.) Aptroot, Davidiella mappiae(Petch) Aptroot, Davidiella myrticola(Speg.) Aptroot, Davidiella nemorosa(Sacc. & Speg.) Aptroot, Davidiella pogostemonis(Khokhr.) Aptroot, Davidiella pontederiae(Peck) Aptroot, Davidiella populorum(G.E. Thomps.) Aptroot, Davidiella rosigena(Ellis & Everh.) Aptroot, Davidiella sapindi(Ellis & Everh.) Aptroot, Davidiella spilota(Syd.) Aptroot, Davidiella stephanorossiae(Duke) Aptroot, Davidiella woronichinii(G. Woron.) Aptroot, Dothidotthia melanococca (Lév. ex Triana & Planchon) Aptroot, Glomerella tetraspora (Seaver) Aptroot, Gnomonia leightonii (Berk. & Broome) Aptroot, Montagnula melanorhabdos (Petr.) Aptroot, Montagnula perforans (Roberge) Aptroot, Planistromella cattleyae (Cash & A.M.J. Watson) Aptroot, Planistromella conglomeratiformis (Bubák & Vleugel) Aptroot, Planistromella majuscula (Cooke) Aptroot, Planistromella operculata (Sacc.) Aptroot, Planistromella zonata (Ellis & Everh.) Aptroot, Stigmidium apophlaeae (Kohlm.) Aptroot, Stigmidium ascophylli (Cotton) Aptroot, Stigmidium parasiticum (G. Winter) Aptroot, and Wettsteinina plantaginicola (Höhn.) Aptroot.

• Peer-Reviewed
• Paperback
• 961 small line B&W drawings, 28 small color photos

CBS Biodiversity Series 4 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:25:17

Hypocreales of the Southeastern United States: An Identification Guide
Authors: Gary J. Samuels, Amy Y. Rossman, Priscila Chaverri, Barrie E. Overton and Kadri Põldmaa
Details: 145pp. Ppaperback with spiral binding, 120 color photos, Peer-Reviewed, 2006

ISBN: 978-90-70351-59-5

An illustrated guide is presented to the members of the ascomycete order Hypocreales that are known to occur in the southeastern states of the United States, including North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Species were selected mainly based on records in the United States National Fungus Collections (BPI). These states include or surround the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Species of the Hypocreales are among the most numerous, and certainly most conspicuous, of the microfungi. The order also includes some of the most economically important fungi. This guide is intended for individuals who are participating in All Taxa Biological Diversity studies of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as other interested professionals and amateurs. Short descriptions and colour illustrations of one-hundred and one species and two varieties in twenty genera are provided. Keys to genera and species are included. The new combination Neonectria ditissima is proposed.

CBS Biodiversity Series 3 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:25:34

Order An illustrated guide to the coprophilous Ascomycetes of Australia
Authors: Ann Bell
Details: 173pp. Paperback with spiral binding, 115 B&W and color drawings and photos, Peer-Reviewed, 2005
Price: € 55,-

ISBN: 90-70351-58-0

This publication includes the observations and annotated notes on the coprophilous ascomycetes of Australia made by the late Major Harry Dade, together with the further observations made by Ann Bell over a period of approximately three years. The publication is comprised of keys to all the species observed. Each species is illustrated by means of colour or black and white illustrations. Additionally, there are full colour photographs by D. P. Mahoney. The first chapter is an account of some of the mycological activities of Major Harry Dade as revealed by his diaries, and wherever possible, his personal observations of the various species which he observed are incorporated throughout the text, alongside the observations made by Ann Bell. Within a particular genus, all illustrations are drawn to the same scale for easier comparison by those unfamiliar with these organisms. Appendix I contains full descriptions of ten species new to science. The book is aimed at both research and undergraduate readership, with the view of encouraging more people into the study of mycology.

CBS Biodiversity Series 2 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:25:49

Cultivation and Diseases of Proteaceae: Leucadendron, Leucospermum and Protea
Authors: Pedro W. Crous, Sandra Denman, Joanne E. Taylor, Lizeth Swart and Mary E. Palm
Details: 227pp. Paperback, 32 color photos, 459 B&W small photos and line drawings , Peer-Reviewed, 2004

ISBN: 90-70351-50-1

The Proteaceae represent one of the Southern Hemisphere"s most prominent flowering plant families, the cultivation of which forms the basis of a thriving export industry. Diseases cause a loss in yield and also limit the export of these flowers due to strict phytosanitary regulations. In this publication the fungi that cause leaf, stem and root diseases on Leucadendron, Leucospermum and Protea are treated. Data are provided pertaining to the taxonomy, identification, host range, distribution, pathogenicity and control of these pathogens. Taxonomic descriptions and illustrations are provided and keys are included. Desease symptoms are illustrated with colour photographs.

CBS Biodiversity Series 1 by Webmaster Biodiversity Series 2016-02-06 18:26:06

Mycosphaerella and its anamorphs: 1. Names published in Cercospora and Passalora
Authors: Pedro W. Crous & Uwe Braun
Details: 571pp. hard cover, bound , 31 line drawings , Peer-Reviewed, 2003

ISBN: 90-70351-49-8

This book contains a compilation of more than 3000 names that have been published or proposed in Cercospora, of which 659 are presently recognised in this genus, with a further 281 being referred to C. apii Approximately 550 names of Passalora emend. (incl. Mycovellosiella, Phaeoramularia, Tandonella and Phaeoisariopsis p.p.) are treated in a second list. In total 5720 names are treated. 553 taxonomic novelties are proposed.