Neotestudina Segretain & Destombes, C. r. hebd. Séanc.Acad. Sci., Paris 253: 2579 (1961).

MycoBank number: MB 3484; Index Fungorum number: IF 3484; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04644; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesNeotestudina rosatii Segretain & Destombes,C. r. hebd. Séanc. Acad. Sci., Paris 253: 2579 (1961).

NotesNeotestudina is distinguished from other genera of the family in having cleistothecioid and globose ascomata, opening by a split and broadly truncate ascospores (Barr 1990a). Barr (1990a) referred it to Didymosphaeriaceae based on its ascospore morphology. Subsequent phylogenetic studies based on sequence data obtained from Neotestudina rosatii confirmed its placement under Testudinaceae (Kruys et al. 2006). Neotestudina species have been recorded from Australia, Cameroun, Guinea, India Nigeria and the USA (Hawksworth 1979, Barr 1987b). They are reported as saprobes on dead wood and pathogens on humans (Barr 1987b, Hawksworth & Diederich 1988, Pilsczek & Augenbraun 2007, Taylor 2015). Cultures and sequence data are available for the type species (Wijayawardene et al. 2018, outline).


  • Neotestudina rosatii