Torula Pers., Ann. Bot. (Usteri) 15: 25 (1795).
MycoBank number: MB 10248; Index Fungorum number: IF 10248; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01740; 49 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020, this study), 17 species with molecular data (Li et al. 2020a, this study).
Type species – Torula herbarum (Pers.) Link.
≡ Monilia herbarum Pers., Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: 693 (1801).
Notes – Torula is characterized by terminal or lateral, monoblastic or polyblastic conidiogenous cells which have a basally thickened and heavily melanized wall, with the apex thin- walled and frequently collapsing and becoming coronate (Crane & Miller 2016, Li et al. 2017a). Crous et al. (2015a) introduced three new species and discussed the phylogenetic relationships of Torula. Su et al. (2016, 2018) and Li et al. (2017a, 2020a) re-investigated phylogenetic relationships of Torula based on DNA sequence analyses from nucleotides and protein genes.