Vagicola Chethana & K.D. Hyde, in Ariyawansa et al., Fungal Diversity 75: 113 (2015).

MycoBank number: MB 551346; Index Fungorum number: IF 551346; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00908; 2 morphological species (This study), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesVagicola vagans (Niessl) O.E. Erikss., Chethana & K.D. Hyde, in Ariyawansa et al., Fungal Diversity 75: 115 (2015).

Pleospora vagans Niessl, Verh. nat. Ver. Brünn 14: 174 (1876).

Notes – Ariyawansa et al. (2015a) introduced a monotypic genus Vagicola based on Phaeosphaeria subgenus Vagispora and is typified by V. vagans. Jayasiri et al. (2015) added V. chlamydospora and V. dactylidis to this genus. However, V. dactylidis differs from the other two species in having muriform ascospores. Thambugala et al. (2017b) transferred V. chlamydospora to Septoriella and introduced the holomorph species, V. arundinis collected from Arundo plinii in Italy. Marin-Felix et al. (2019) synonymized the genus Vagicola under Septoriella and transferred all species in Vagicola to Septoriella. However, taxa in Septoriella clustered with many genera in Phaeosphaeriaceae and the phylogenetic affinities of these genera are unresolved. Thus, we reinstate the genus until phylogenetic affinities of genera in this problematic clade can be resolved.


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