Castanedospora G. Delgado & A.N. Mill., Cryptogamie Mycologie 39 (1): 118 (2018).
MycoBank number: MB 824583; Index Fungorum number: IF 824583; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07191 – 1 morphological species (Delgado et al. 2018), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Castanedospora pachyanthicola (R.F. Castañeda & W.B. Kendr.) G. Delgado & A.N. Mill., Cryptogamie Mycologie 39 (1): 118 (2018).
≡ Sporidesmium pachyanthicola R.F. Castañeda & W.B. Kendr., University of Waterloo Biology Series 33: 45 (1990).
Notes – The monotypic genus Castanedospora was introduced by Delgado et al. (2018) to accommodate Sporidesmium pachyanthicola. It is characterized by cylindrical and brown conidiophores without percurrent extensions and long narrowly obclavate or subcylindrical, mutiseptate conidia with rounded apex and truncate base (Delgado et al. 2018). Sporidesmium pachyanthicola was historically assigned in Teratosphaeriaceae (Arzanlou et al. 2007). However, combined ITS and LSU sequence data indicated that this species belongs to Extremaceae (Delgado et al. 2018).