Astrosphaeriellopsis Phookamsak, J.K. Liu & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers 74: 192 (2015).

MycoBank number: MB 551648; Index Fungorum number: IF 551648; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01240; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesAstrosphaeriellopsis bakeriana (Sacc.) J.K. Liu, Phookamsak & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers 74: 192 (2015)

≡ Winterina bakeriana Sacc., Bulletino dell’orto Botanico della R. Universitá di Napoli 6: 45 (1918).

NotesAstrosphaeriellopsis was introduced by Phookamsak et al. (2015b) to accommodate Astrosphaeriella bakeriana which formed a single clade and separated from Astrosphaeriellaceae under combined dataset of LSU, SSU and tef1 alignments (Liu et al. 2011, Phookamsak et al. 2015b). Thus, Astrosphaeriellopsis was assigned at Pleosporales genera incertae sedis. However, when Wanasinghe et al. (2018a) introduced Astrosphaeriellopsis caryotae and added sequence data of three strains of the species in concatenated DNA dataset, phylogenetic analyses revealed that Astrosphaeriellopsis is within Astrosphaeriellaceae. Astrosphaeriellopsis is characterized by rarely clustered at the base, hemisphaerical, carbonaceous ascostromata and hyaline, becoming brown at maturity, fusiform ascospores with sheath.


  • Astrosphaeriellopsis bakeriana