Pseudodidymosphaeria Thambug. & K.D. Hyde, in Thambugala et al., Phytotaxa 231(3): 273 (2015).
MycoBank number: MB 550959; Index Fungorum number: IF 550959; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00465 – 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.
Type species – Pseudodidymosphaeria spartii (Fabre) Thambug., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, in Thambugala et al., Phytotaxa 231(3): 274 (2015).
≡ Didymosphaeria spartii Fabre, Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 6 9: 83 (1879).
Notes – Pseudodidymosphaeria was proposed for strains that are similar to the isotype of Didymosphaeria spartii that formed a well-supported clade in Massarinaceae (Thambugala et al. 2015a). Pseudodidymosphaeria is characterized by a peridium with brown to hyaline cells of textura angularis and textura prismatica, with broad fusiod, single septate ascospores that are constricted at the septa, and have a wide mucilaginous sheath. Asexual morph produced in cultures have oval to ellipsoidal, hyaline aseptate conidia (Thambugala et al. 2015a, Li et al. 2016a).