Pseudoseptoria Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. B. Aires, Ser. 3 13: 388 (1910).

              ≡ Lunospora Frandsen, Meddr Plantepatol. Afd. Kgl. Veterin. Landb., (Københaven) 26: 70 (1943)
Aphanofalx B. Sutton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 86(1): 21 (1986)

Index Fungorum number: IF 9614; MycoBank number: MB 9614Facesoffungi number: FoF 00134; 8 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data.

Type species Pseudoseptoria donacicola Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. B. Aires, Ser. 3 13: 388 (1911).

Notes Pseudoseptoria was established as an asexual genus in order to accommodate Pseudoseptoria donacicola (Spegazzini 1910). This coelomycetous genus is characterized by immersed, unilocular, ostiolate conidiomata of pale brown cells of textura angularis, discrete, determinate or indeterminate, ampulliform conidiogenous cells with a prominent cylindrical papilla and falcate, fusoid, hyaline, aseptate conidia acutely rounded at each end (Sutton 1980, Quaedvlieg et al. 2013, Thambugala et al. 2014a). Wijayawardene et al. (2012) treated this genus in Ascomycota, genera incertae sedis and Quaedvlieg et al. (2013) in Dothioraceae, while Thambugala et al. (2014a) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017a, b) accepted Pseudoseptoria as a distinct genus in Saccotheciaceae.


  • Pseudoseptoria donacicola