Alborbis Senan. & K.D. Hyde, Mycosphere 8(1): 183 (2017)
MycoBank number: MB 552717; Index Fungorum number: IF 552717; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02835; 1 species with sequence data.
Type species – Alborbis galericulata (Tul. & C. Tul.) Senan. & K.D. Hyde
Notes – Alborbis is a monotypic genus introduced based on Valsa galericulata. This species is a mild pathogen causing canker of Fagus species and saprobic on branches of Fagus sylvatica (Mejía et al. 2011). Mejía et al. (2011) suggested that Valsa galericulata has an affiliation with Sydowiellaceae based on the molecular data and Senanayake et al. (2017b) introduced Alborbis to accommodate this taxon. This genus is characterised by inconspicuous or astromatic ascomata and ellipsoid to cylindrical, 1-septate, 4-guttulate ascospores with short appendages.