Sparticola Phukhams., Ariyaw., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, Cryptog. Mycol. 37(1): 84 (2016).
MycoBank number: MB 551921; Index Fungorum number: IF 551921; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01827; 4 species (Species Fungorum 2020), 4 species with molecular data. morphological
Type species – Sparticola junci Phukhams., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, Cryptog. Mycol. 37(1): 84 (2016).
Notes – Sparticola was introduced for a saprobic species that is found in terrestrial habitats. Members of Sparticola were found associated with both dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants (Leuchtmann 1987, Phukhamsakda et al. 2016, Thambugala et al. 2017b, Karunarathna et al. 2017b). Based on the molecular data analysis, Sparticola species cluster with the endophyte isolates and another saprobic fungus, Forliomyces basal to Sporormiaceae. Sparticola species are characterized in having globose, black, coriaceous, ascomata with papillate, comprised of thin- walled cells of textura angularis, ascospores with transverse septa and sometime 1-2 longitudinal septa, but lacking germ slit (Phukhamsakda et al. 2016).