Pseudoleptosphaeria Ariyaw. & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers: 74: 42 (2015).
MycoBank number: MB 551469; Index Fungorum number: IF 551469; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01162; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data (Hutchison et al. 2012, Ariyawansa et al. 2015b).
Type species – Pseudoleptosphaeria etheridgei (L.J. Hutchison & Y. Hirats.) Ariyaw. & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers 74: 42 (2015).
≡ Phoma etheridgei L.J. Hutchison & Y. Hirats., in Hutchison, Chakravarty et al., Can. J. Bot. 72(10): 1425 (1994).
Notes – Ariyawansa et al. (2015b) introduced Pseudoleptosphaeria for Leptosphaeria etheridgei, which is distantly related to Leptosphearia sensu stricto. The genus was found associated with black galls and cankers of Populus tremuloides. The genus is characterized by its immersed to superficial globose to pear-shaped conidiomata, pseudoparenchymatous cell types, and ellipsoidal to ovoid or oblong, hyaline, unicellular conidia (Hutchison et al. 1994). The sexual morph is undetermined (Wijayawardene et al. 2018).