Paucispora Thambug., Kaz. Tanaka & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 74: 226 (2015).
MycoBank number: MB 551244; Index Fungorum number: IF 551244; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00811; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data.
Type species – Paucispora quadrispora (K. Hiray. & Kaz. Tanaka) Thambug., Kaz. Tanaka & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 74: 226 (2015).
≡ Lophiostoma quadrisporum K. Hiray. & Kaz. Tanaka, Mycoscience 52(6): 407 (2011).
Notes – Paucispora quadrispora was originally described as Lophiostoma quadrisporum by Hirayama & Tanaka (2011) using misidentified material of Lophiotrema nucula (Tanaka & Harada 200b3). According to Thambugala et al. (2015b), the phylogenetic analysis showed L. quadrisporum forms a well-supported monophyletic clade with L. versicolor as a distinct genus in Lophiostomataceae. The morphological differentiation between L. quadrisporum and L. versicolor also shows that this could be a seperate genus. Therefore, Thambugala et al. (2015b) introduced Paucispora to accommodate L. quadrisporum and L. versicolor. The unique morphological features of this genus are ascomata without hyphal covering and asci containing 2–4 ascospores (Thambugala et al. 2015b).