Nigrospora Zimm., Centbl. Bakt. ParasitKde, Abt. I 8: 220 (1902)

MycoBank number: MB 9124; Index Fungorum number: IF 9124; Facesofungi number: FoF14273; 25 species with morphological data (Species Fungorum 2020), 17 species with sequence data.

Synonym: Khuskia H.J. Huds., Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 46:358 (1963)

Type speciesNigrospora panici Zimm.

Notes – Seifert et al. (2011) revised the genus and mentioned Khuskia as its sexual morph. Maharachchikumbura et al. (2016b) placed Nigrospora in Sordariomycetes, genera incertae sedis. Two new collections of N. oryzae and N. musae were sequenced (Vu et al. 2019), while Wang et al. (2017) published 12 new Nigrospora taxa and combined N. vietnamensis under Arthrinium and placed the genus in Apiosporaceae. Raza et al. (2019) introduced five new species from sugarcane. The genus is characterized by sphaerical to subsphaerical conidiogenous cells and black and globose to subglobose conidia (Seifert et al. 2011, Wang et al. 2017).