Cordana Preuss, Linnaea 24: 129 (1851)
Index Fungorum number: IF 7777; MycoBank number: MB 7777; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01674; 23 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 11 species with sequence data.
Type species – Cordana pauciseptata Preuss
Notes – Cordana is a dematiaceous hyphomycetous genus introduced by Preuss (1851) together with three species, C. polyseptata, C. pauciseptata and C. pedunculata, without designation of a type species (Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2014). Saccardo (1877) and Hughes (1955) attempted to designate C. pauciseptata as the lectotype, however, on both occasions, the species was subjected to reclassification, and the type material was reported as lost (Hernández- Restrepo et al. 2014). Thus, Hernández-Restrepo et al. (2014) designated an epitype for this genus, produced a phylogram based on ITS sequences and provided a dichotomous key to the species. Based on cultural studies, Müller & Samuels (1982b) suggested Porosphaerella cordanophora (Fig. 82) was the sexual morph of Cordana pauciseptata, and this was confirmed phylogenetically by Hernández-Restrepo et al. (2014). ITS sequence data for eight species and LSU for some are available in GenBank (Réblová & Winka 2000, Huhndorf et al. 2004b, Réblová & Seifert 2007, Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2014, Zelski et al. 2014, Vu et al. 2019).