Elsinoe Racib. [as ‘Elsinoë’], Parasit. Alg. Pilze Java’s (Jakarta) 1: 14 (1900).
MycoBank number: MB 1764; Index Fungorum number: IF 1764; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05846; 194 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), >75 species with molecular data.
Type species – Elsinoe canavaliae Racib.
Notes – Elsinoe is the type genus of Elsinoeaceae, and it was established by Raciborski (1900) with descriptions of three species (E. canavaliae, E. antidesmae and E. meninspermacearum). This genus is an important phytopathogen, causing scab diseases on economically important plants (Hyde et al. 2013, Jayawardena et al. 2014, Fan et al. 2017).
Sphaceloma de Bary is the asexual morph of Elsinoe. Fan et al. (2017) and Jayawardena et al. (2019) reconstructed the backbone phylogeny of this genus based on ITS, LSU, rpb-2 and tef1. Jayawardena et al. (2019) provided background information to this genus as well as disease symptoms, distribution, hosts, morphology and best genes to identify to the species level.