Heterosporicola Crous, Fungal Divers 86: 208 (2017).

MycoBank number: MB 821707; Index Fungorum number: IF 821707; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06402; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesHeterosporicola chenopodii (Westend.) Gruyter et al., Stud. Mycol. 75: 18 (2012).

Phyllosticta chenopodii Westend., Bull. Acad. R. Sci. Belg., Cl. Sci., sér. 2 2(7): 567 (1857).

NotesHeterosporicola is a legitimate name for Heterospora. The genus was initially introduced as a Phoma sect. Heterospora (Boerema 1997). A study of more than 1,100 strains of Phoma held in the Netherlands culture collections raised Phoma sect. Heterospora to generic rank in Leptosphaeriaceae (Gruyter et al. 2013). Two species are accepted in Heterosporicola but no sexual morph characters are available for this genus (Ariyawansa et al. 2015b, Wijayawardene et al. 2018).


  • Heterosporicola chenopodii