Kwanghwana A. Karunarathna, C. H Kuo & K.D. Hyde, Cryptog. Mycol. 41(6): 124 (2020).
MycoBank number: MB 557100; Index Fungorum number: IF 557100; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08333; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Kwanghwana miscanthi A. Karunarathna, C.H. Kuo & K.D. Hyde, Cryptog. Mycol. 41(6): 124 (2020).
Notes – A monotypic genus Kwanghwana was introduced by Karunarathna et al. (2020) to accommodate phaeosphaeria-like taxon having globose to subglobose ascomata, immersed to semi- immersed in host epidermis, with centrally minute ostioles, thin-walled, pale brown to brown peridium, 8-spored, bitunicate, cylindrical to cylindric-clavate asci, with short pedicel and hyaline, ellipsoidal to fusiform, 3-septate ascospores (Karunarathna et al. 2020). The genus was found as a saprobe on Miscanthus floridulus (Poaceae) in Taiwan. Multi-gene phylogenetic analyses of a combined LSU, SSU, ITS and tef1 showed that Kwanghwana forms a sister lineage with Neostagonosporella (Karunarathna et al. 2020).