Pleosporales » Podonectriaceae


Podonectria Petch, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 7(3): 146 (1921)

Dothideomycetes, Pleosporomycetidae, Pleosporales, Podonectriaceae

Index Fungorum number: IF 4280; 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 3 species with sequence data.

Type speciesPodonectria coccicola (Ellis & Everh.) Petch

Generic description: see Petch (1921)

Notes: Podonectria was established to accommodate three entomopathogenic species: Podonectria coccicola, P. Aurantii and P. echinate on scale insects (Petch 1921). Dao et al. (2016) provided the updated description of P. coccicola and P. novae-zelandiae based on new collection which occurred on armoured scale insects. Meanwhile, Dao et al. (2016) assigned designed a new family Podonectriaceae to accommodate Podonectria.


Entomopathogenic species:

Podonectria aurantii (Henn.) Petch

Podonectria coccicola (Ellis & Everh.) Petch

Podonectria echinata Petch

Podonectria novae-zelandiae Dingley

Podonectria tenuispora Dennis



Petch T. 1921 – Studies in entomogenous Fungi: The nectriae parasitic on scale insects, Transactions of the British Mycological Society 7(3): 133

Dao HT, Beattie GA, Rossman AY, Burgess LW, Holford P. 2016 – Four putative entomopathogenic fungi of armoured scale insects on Citrus in Australia. Mycological Progress 15(5): 47.


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