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 speciesDothidea sambuci (Pers.) Fr.

NotesDothidea 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).