Nakataea Hara, Diseases Rice Plant, Edn 2: 185 (1939)

Index Fungorum number: IF565608; 6 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Type species – Nakataea oryzae (Catt.) J. Luo & N. Zhang

Notes – Nakataea causes stem rot of rice (Ou 1985). The genus was introduced based on N. oryzae (= N. sigmoidea) from Oryza sativa in Italy. Krause & Webster (1972) showed Nakataea and Magnaporthe are congeneric with their type species, N. oryzae and M. salvinii belonging to the same species. Therefore, Luo & Zhang (2013) synonymized M. oryzae under N. oryzae based on the name Nakataea (1939), which is older than Magnaporthe (1972) This resulted in Nakataea becoming the correct name for the type of the family (Murata et al. 2014, Klaubauf et al. 2014, Luo et al. 2105, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2015b, 2016b). Khemmuk et al. (2016) confirmed the two genera as congeneric, based on phylogenetic analysis of multi-genes (ITS, LSU, tef1, rpb1). Only Nakataea oryzae has molecular data.