Pseudopithomyces Ariyaw. & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 75: 64 (2015).
MycoBank number: MB 551392; Index Fungorum number: IF 551392; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00937; 12 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 12 species with molecular data.
Type species – Pseudopithomyces chartarum (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Jin F. Li, Ariyaw. & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity 75: 38 (2015).
Notes – Pithomyces species are polyphyletic within many different families in the Pleosporales such as Didymellaceae, Didymosphaeriaceae and Astrosphaeriellaceae (Pratibha & Prabhugaonkar 2015). Morphological characters of Pseudopithomyces are quite similar to Pithomyces. However, Pseudopithomyces species differs from Pithomyces in having chinulate or fusiform, verruculose dark conidia and producing brown to black colonies on the host. Pithomyces produces obovate to oblong, verruculose to spinulose, comparatively lighter conidia and forms whitish to yellowish colonies on the host (Ariyawansa et al. 2015a, Pratibha & Prabhugaonkar 2015).