Syspastospora P.F. Cannon & D. Hawksw., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 84(2): 152 (1982)
Index Fungorum number: IF5345; 4 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.
Type species – Syspastospora parasitica (Tul.) P.F. Cannon & D. Hawksw.
Notes – Syspastospora was introduced by Cannon & Hawksworth (1982) to accommodate Melanospora parasitica, with three additional species, S. boninensis, S. cladoniae, and S. tropicalis. The genus has ascomata with long necks composed of parallel arranged hyphae and cylindrical ascospores with a large terminal, slightly sunken germ pore at each end (Cannon & Hawksworth 1982). The asexual morph of the genus is undetermined.