Venturiales Y. Zhang ter, C.L. Schoch & K.D. Hyde.

MycoBank number: MB 513386; Index Fungorum number: IF 513386; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06345.

Venturiales was introduced by Zhang et al. (2011) using morphological and ecological characteristics, as well as strong support in multi-gene phylogenetic analyses. This order presently contains Sympoventuriaceae and Venturiaceae (Zhang et al. 2011; Hyde et al. 2013). Some species of this order are plant pathogens or saprobes, mostly on leaves or stems of dicotyledons. Important characters of this order are small to medium-sized ascomata, with or without setae, a mostly evanescent hamathecium, 8-spored, broadly or usually obclavate asci, usually lacking a pedicel, hyaline, light greenish olivaceous to brown, 1-septate, symmetrical, asymmetrical or apiosporous ascospores and hyphomycetous asexual morphs (Zhang et al. 2011). The divergence time for Venturiales is estimated as 184 MYA (stem age, Hongsanan et al. 2020).

Accepted families: Sympoventuriaceae, Venturiaceae.