Sirastachys L. Lombard & Crous, Persoonia 36: 215 (2016)
MycoBank number: MB 816021; Index Fungorum number: IF 816021; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05576; 9 species with sequence data.
Type species – Sirastachys phaeospora L. Lombard & Crous
Notes – Sirastachys was introduced by Lombard et al. (2016) to accommodate seven stachybotrys-like species which are characterised by the formation of synnemata in culture from which the conidiophores arise laterally. The genus is characterised by mononematous, unbranched or branched conidiophores arising laterally from synnemata, phialidic conidiogenous cells and aseptate, hyaline to pale olivaceous brown to dark brown, ellipsoidal to obovoid to cylindrical conidia (Lombard et al. 2016).