Kabatiella Bubák, Hedwigia 46: 297 (1907).


Exobasidiopsis Karak., Notul. syst. Inst. cryptog. Horti bot. petropol. 1: 81 (1922)

 Subepidermal on leaves. Sexual state: Unknown. Asexual state: Conidiomata sporodochia or acervuli, stromata, pale or pale brown. Conidiophores stromatic, unbranched, or branched, hyaline. Conidiogenous cells polyblastic synchronous, inconspicuous scars orndenticles, vesiculate, hyaline. Conidia clustered on swollen apex, borne on tiny sterigmata, aseptate, hyaline, oblong to cylindrical, conidial secession schizolytic (Bubák and Kabát 1907; Seifert et al. 2011).

Type species: Kabatiella microsticta Bubák, Hedwigia 46: 297 (1907)

Notes: Kabatiella was introduced by Bubák (in Bubák and Kabát 1907) in order to accommodate Kabatiella microsticta. Several authors have been synonymized Kabatiella under Aureobasidium (Hermanides-Nijhof 1977; Sivanesan 1984) but Seifert et al. 2011 treated these two genera as separate. In our phylogenetic analysis, Kabatiella forms a separate clade with 90/ 95 % bootstrap support. Kabatiella microsticta, the type species of Kabatiella and K. caulivora clustered in the Kabatiella clade. However, the ex-type stain of K. lini clustered with Aureobasidium species in our phylogenetic tree. Therefore, K. lini may belong to Aureobasidium.