Platysporoides (Wehm.) Shoemaker & C.E. Babc., Can. J. Bot. 70(8): 1648 (1992).

MycoBank number: MB 22438; Index Fungorum number: IF 22438; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00532; 11 species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesPlatysporoides chartarum (Fuckel) Shoemaker & C.E. Babc., Can. J. Bot. 70(8): 1650 (1992).

Pleospora chartarum Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23-24: 133 (1870).

NotesPlatysporoides was introduced as a subgenus of Pleospora. Later, Platysporoides was raised to generic rank and was placed in the Pleosporaceae based on its ‘applanodictyospore’ and ‘terete pored beak of the ascomata’ by Shoemaker & Babcock (1992). Twelve species are accommodated in the genus. The asexual morph is unknown. There is no DNA sequence data available for the genus in Genbank hence fresh re-collection is required (morphology see Ariyawansa et al. 2015c, Wijayawardene et al. 2018, outline).