Staninwardia B. Sutton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 57(3): 540 (1971).
Index Fungorum number: IF 10064; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06853, 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 1 species with molecular data.
Pathogenic on host. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Immersed mycelium sparse, composed of pale brown septate hyphae. Fructifications acervular, formed in the epidermis and hypodermis, erumpent with the basal wall formed of pale brown, smooth-walled pseudoparenchymatic cells. Conidia (holothallospores) catenate, basipetal, I-septate, pale brown, verruculose, both ends truncate except for the terminal conidium which is obtuse at the apex, formed in a mucilaginous sheath.
Type species: Staninwardia breviuscula B. Sutton
Notes: Staninwardia is characterised by acervuli on brown leaf spots, with brown, catenate conidia shielded in a mucilaginous sheath. The second species S. suttonii was introduced by Summerell et al. (2006). Staninwardia is a distinct genus in Extremaceae. Molecular markers available for Staninwardia are ITS, LSU, SSU, actin, BTUB, Calmodulin, RPB2 and TEF-1.