Pseudohelicomyces Y.Z. Lu, J.K. Liu & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 92: 248 (2018), nom. illegit., non Garnica & E. Valenz. (2000).

MycoBank number: MB 554886; Index Fungorum number: IF 554886; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04745; – 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 7 species with molecular data.

Type species: Pseudohelicomyces talbotii (Goos) Y.Z. Lu & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 92: 252 (2018).

Helicosporium talbotii Goos, Mycologia 81(3): 368 (1989).

Notes: Pseudohelicomyces was introduced to accommodate five species, P. aquaticus, P. hyalosporus, P. indicus, P. paludosus, and P. talbotii based on phylogenetic and morphological evidence (Lu et al. 2018b). Phookamsak et al. (2019) reported Pseudohelicomyces menglunicus from an unidentified seed in China. Jayasiri et al. (2019) introduced a new Pseudohelicomyces species and two new records. Hyde et al. (2019) described a new member, Pseudohelicomyces menglunicus, from an unidentified seed coat. Recently, Lu et al. (2020) submitted a proposal to conserve Pseudohelicomyces (Tubeufiaceae) against Pseudohelicomyces (Hymenogastraceae). Pseudohelicomyces shares similar conidial characters with Helicomyces but can be distinguished by its erect and branched cylindrical conidiophores (Lu et al. 2018b; Jayasiri et al. 2019).


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