Ligninsphaeria J.F. Zhang, J.K. Liu, K.D. Hyde & Z.Y. Liu, Phytotaxa 247(2): 113 (2016).
MycoBank number: MB 551757; Index Fungorum number: IF 551757; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01662; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Ligninsphaeria jonesii J.F. Zhang, J.K. Liu, K.D. Hyde & Z.Y. Liu, Phytotaxa 247(2): 113 (2016).
Notes – Ligninsphaeria, a monotypic genus, typified with Ligninsphaeria jonesii, which was introduced by Zhang et al. (2016c) and assigned in Pleosporales. Phylogenetic analyses placed Ligninsphaeria as an independent basal lineage of Pleosporales. It is difficult to illustrate the phylogenetic relationship with close genera, and to confirm its natural placement within Pleosporales because of a lack of data. Therefore, more specimens are needed to provide data for this undersampled group.