Poaceicola W.J. Li, Camporesi, Bhat & K.D. Hyde, in Li et al., Mycosphere 6(6): 696 (2015).
MycoBank number: MB 551658; Index Fungorum number: IF 551658; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01298; 10 morphological species (Wijayawardene et al. 2020), 10 species with molecular data.
Type species – Poaceicola arundinis W.J. Li, Camporesi, Bhat & K.D. Hyde, in Li et al., Mycosphere 6(6): 698 (2015).
Notes – Li et al. (2015) introduced the new genus Poaceicola to accommodate the new coelomycetous asexual taxa, P. arundinis and P. bromi and also accommodated the sexual combined species P. elongata, previously described as Phaeosphaeria elongata in this genus based on molecular phylogeny. Wanasinghe et al. (2018c) reported the sexual morph of the type species, P. arundinis forming yellowish brown to light brown, muriform ascospores that is morphologically similar to Allophaeosphaeria and Vagicola dactylidis (Jayasiri et al. 2015, Liu et al. 2015). Whereas, other species of Poaceicola have phragmosporous ascospores (Thambugala et al. 2017b, Wanasinghe et al. 2018c). Based on morphological overlapping and phylogenetic boundaries, Marin-Felix et al. (2019) treated Poaceicola as a synonym of Septoriella. However, this generic status is still debatable as many genera are still phylogenetically unresolved (Thambugala et al. 2017b, Wanasinghe et al. 2018c, Phookamsak et al. 2019, Hyde et al. 2020b, this study). Furthermore, representative taxa of these genera have less reliable genes for phylogenetic analyses and have also less taxon sampling. Hence, Hyde et al. (2020b) suggested to reinstate Poaceicola pending further study of the monograph of Phaeosphaeriaceae.