Berkeleyomyces W.J. Nel, Z.W. de Beer, T.A. Duong & M.J. Wingf., Pl. Path. 67(4): 876 (2018)
MycoBank number: MB 822838; Index Fungorum number: IF 822838; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13023; 2 species with sequence data.
Type species – Berkeleyomyces basicola (Berk. & Broome) W.J. Nel, Z.W. de Beer, T.A. Duong & M.J. Wingf.
Notes – Berkeleyomyces was introduced with two species, B. basicola and B. rouxiae (Nel et al. 2018). The type species which was previously identified as Thielaviopsis basicola has a chaotic taxonomic history and was classified in several genera (Ferraris 1912, Carmichael et al. 1980, Crane & Miller 2016, Nel et al. 2018). It was treated in Berkeleyomyces by Nel et al. (2018) based on phylogenetic analyses and morphology. The fungus is an important plant pathogen which causes serious black root rot of numerous plants such as tobacco and groundnuts (Geldenhuis et al. 2006, Coumans et al. 2011).