Pestalotiopsis Steyaert, Bull. Jard. bot. État Brux. 19: 300 (1949)

MycoBank number: MB 9272; Index Fungorum number: IF 9272; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00154; 225 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 138 species with sequence data.

Type speciesPestalotiopsis maculans (Corda) Nag Raj

NotesPestalotiopsis was erected by Steyaert (1949). Pestalotiopsis species occur worldwide, as saprobes, endophytes or opportunistic pathogens on economically important plants as well as ornamental crops (Maharachchikumbura et al. 2014b, 2016b). The diversity and phylogenetic affinities based on ITS, tub2 and tef1 gene regions for this genus has been discussed comprehensively in several studies (Jeewon et al. 2003a, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014a, Liu et al. 2019a).