Bipolaris Shoemaker, Can. J. Bot. 37(5): 882 (1959).

MycoBank number: MB 7375; Index Fungorum number: IF 7375; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00503; 45 morphological species (Bhunjun et al. 2020), 45 species with molecular data (Bhunjun et al. 2020).

Type speciesBipolaris maydis (Y. Nisik. & C. Miyake) Shoemaker, Can. J. Bot. 33: 882 (1959).

Helminthosporium maydis Y. Nisik. & C. Miyake, Journal of Plant Protection, Tokyo 13(1): 23 (1926).

NotesBipolaris comprises plant pathogens associated with over 60 host genera (Sivanesan 1987). The sexual morph of is Cochliobolus (Drechsler 1934). Manamgoda et al. (2014) made a revision of Bipolaris based on molecular data and accepted 47 species and clarified the taxonomy, host associations, the geographic distributions as well as the species synonymies. There are currently 45 accepted species in the genus based on an updated review of the genus (Bhunjun et al. 2020).