Epicoccum Link, Mag. Gesell. naturf. Freunde, Berlin 7: 32 (1816) .
MycoBank number: MB 8188; Index Fungorum number: IF 8188; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08222; 71 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 30 species with molecular data.
Type species – Epicoccum nigrum Link, Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 7: 32 (1815).
Notes – Epicoccum was previously characterised with its epicoccoid conidia in family Didymellaceae (Aveskamp et al. 2010). Chen et al. (2015) added irregular pycnidial conidiomata and subcylindrical shaped conidia as an added feature to distinguish these species. Species belonging to this genus are well known pathogens (Chen et al. 2015). There are 146 records available in Index Fungorum (2020) and there are 120 records in MycoBank (2020). However, for most of the species described before the year 2000, sequence data are unavailable and only 29 species are known from culture and sequence data (Chethana et al. 2019).