Pleopunctum N.G. Liu, K.D. Hyde & J.K. Liu Mycosphere 10(1), 757–775 (2019).
MycoBank number: MB 556522; Index Fungorum number: IF 556522; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06113; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.
Type species – Pleopunctum ellipsoideum N.G. Liu, K.D. Hyde & J.K. Liu, in Mycosphere 10(1), 757–775 (2019).
Notes – Pleopunctum was introduced to accommodate two species (P. ellipticum and P. pseudoellipticum) which have hyphomycetous asexual morphs and phylogenetically formed a distinct subclade in Phaeoseptaceae. These novel species have been collected as saprobes on decaying wood in terrestrial habitats in China. Pleopunctum has macronematous, mononematous conidiophores, monoblastic conidiogenous cells and muriform, oval to ellipsoidal conidia often with hyaline and elliptical to globose basal cells which are unique to the genus (Liu et al. 2019b).