Neocucurbitaria Wanas., E.B.G. Jones & K.D. Hyde, Mycosphere 8(3): 408 (2017).

MycoBank number: MB 552832; Index Fungorum number: IF 552832; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02902; 22 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 22 species with molecular data.

Type speciesNeocucurbitaria unguis-hominis (Punith. & M.P. English) Wanas., E.B.G. Jones & K.D. Hyde, Mycosphere 8(3): 412 (2017).

Pyrenochaeta unguis-hominis Punith. & M.P. English, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 64(3): 539 (1975).

Notes – Wanasinghe et al. (2017d) introduced Neocucurbitaria to accommodate N. acerina, N. unguis-hominis (syn. Pyrenochaeta unguis-hominis, the type species of that genus) and N. quercina (syn. Pyrenochaeta quercina). This is a well-established genus in Cucurbitariaceae with 22 species, all have DNA sequence data for molecular comparisons.


  • Neocucurbitaria unguis-hominis