Pestalotiopsis Steyaert, Bull. Jard. bot. État Brux. 19: 300 (1949)., Index Fungorum number: IF 9272

Pestalotiopsis is widely distributed, often occurring as pathogens, saprobes and endophytes (Maharachchikumbura et al. 2014, 2016, Wijayawardene et al. 2017). They have been reported from various terrestrial habitats, especially on crop plants, mangroves and animals (Norphanphoun et al. 2019, Farr & Rossman 2019). The genus established by Steyaert (1949) has over 350 species epithets listed in Index Fungorum (2020). The diversity, host distribution, morphology, and phylogenetic relationships of Pestalotiopsis species based on ITS, β-TUB and TEF1-α molecular data is well studied (Jeewon et al. 2002, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Liu et al. 2019, Hyde et al. 2020a).