Colletotrichum Corda, in Sturm, Deutschl. Fl., 3 Abt. (Pilze Deutschl.) 3(12): 41 (1831)

Index Fungorum number: IF 7737; 894 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), <250 species with sequence data (Jayawardena et al. 2016).

Type species: Colletotrichum lineola Corda 1831

Notes – Colletotrichum is the asexual morph of Glomerella, but Colletotrichum was selected for conservation by Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015). In this entry, we introduced a new species, Colletotrichum orchidis.

Phylogenetic placement of Colletotrichum species

FIG 1. One of the 100 most parsimonious trees obtained from a heuristic search of combined ITS, GAPDH, CHS, ACT and β-tubulin sequenced data of dematium species complex. Parsimony bootstrap support values greater than or equal to 75% and Bayesian posterior probabilities above 0.80 are indicated above the nodes. The ex-type strains are in bold, isolates of this study are in green. The scale bar indicates forty changes. The tree is rooted with C. nigrum CBS 169.49.