Phaeodothis Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 2(2): 166 (1904).

MycoBank number: MB 3914; Index Fungorum number: IF 3914; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00059; 21 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesPhaeodothis tricuspidis Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 2(2): 166 (1904).

NotesPhaeodothis was placed in Didymosphaeria by von Niessl (1875), and Aptroot (1995) transferred it to Phaeosphaeriaceae. However, Phaeodothis species share similar morphological characteristics with the other genera in Didymosphaeriaceae in having ascomata immersed under a clypeus, a pseudoparenchymatous peridium with small cells, cylindrical asci and brown ascospores (Zhang et al. 2012b, Ariyawansa et al. 2014d), but differs in having a hamathecium consisting of sparse pseudoparaphyses and 1- septate ascospores. Recent studies have also confirmed Phaeodothis in Didymosphaeriaceae (Ariyawansa et al. 2014d). Phaeodothis mori was introduced by Tennakoon et al. (2020).