Neopyrenochaeta Valenz.-Lopez, Crous, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano, Stud. Mycol. 90: 54 (2017).

MycoBank number: MB 820313; Index Fungorum number: IF 820313; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07389; 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 8 species with molecular data.

Type speciesNeopyrenochaeta acicola (Moug. & Lév.) Valenz.-Lopez, Crous, Stchigel, Guarro & J.F. Cano, in Valenzuela-Lopez et al., Stud. Mycol. 90: 54 (2017).

Notes – Even though Neopyrenochaeta species are similar to Pyrenochaeta, multi-locus phylogeny showed that these taxa are distant from Pyrenochaeta. Neopyrenochaeta is characterized by pale brown to brown, solitary pycnidial conidiomata, pycnidial wall composed of cells of textura angularis, setose, ovoid to globose, ostiolate, with phialidic, ampulliform or lageniform conidiogenous cells, and aseptate, hyaline, smooth- and thin-walled, ovoid to subcylindrical conidia (Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2018, Jayasiri et al. 2019).