Pseudopenidiella Crous & Koukol, in Crous et al., Persoonia 28: 167 (2012).

MycoBank number: MB 800382; Index Fungorum number: IF 800382; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06757; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type species: Pseudopenidiella pini (P.M. Kirk & Minter) P.M. Kirk, Index Fungorum 120: 1 (2014).

Polyscytalum pini P.M. Kirk & Minter, in Kirk, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 80(3): 462 (1983).

Notes: Pseudopenidiella was introduced as a hyphomycetous genus characterised by the formation of dimorphic conidiophores with terminal, aseptate ramoconidia producing branched conidial chains and lack of coronate-type scars on conidia or conidiogenous cells (Crous et al. 2012b). It is similar to Cladosporium (Capnodiaceae), Digitopodium and Penidiella (Teratosphaeriaceae), but phylogenetically related to Microthyriaceae.


  • Pseudopenidiella pini