Asterosporium Kunze, Flora, Regensburg 1: 225 (1819)

MycoBank number: MB 7270; Index Fungorum number: IF 7270; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01430; 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.

Type speciesAsterosporium asterospermum (Pers) S. Hughes

NotesAsterosporium was introduced and typified by A. hoffmannii. However, Hughes (1958) regarded Stilbospora asterosperma as the older name for this taxon based on morphology. Hence, a new combination, Asterosporium asterospermum was proposed. However according to molecular analysis of this study, A. asterospermum and A. hoffmannii are phylogenetically identical. Hence, we synonymise A. hoffmannii (1819) under A. asterospermum (1801) giving priority to the older name. The sexual morph of Asterosporium has not been reported.