Dothidea Fr., Observ. mycol. (Havniae) 2: 347 (1818).
MycoBank number: MB 1693; Index Fungorum number: IF 1693; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00066, 33 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 8 species with molecular data.
Type species – Dothidea sambuci (Pers.) Fr.
Notes – Dothidea is mainly characterized in having dark brown to black, erumpent to superficial, solitary or scattered, multiloculate ascostromata, with 3–15 locules, with or without ostioles, 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate asci with a short broad pedicel, and 1-septate ascospores with or without a sheath. The asexual morph of Dothidea is undetermined. Members of this genus live in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and are found worldwide (Lumbsch & Huhndorf 2010, Wijayawardene et al. 2017a).