Pseudoascochyta Valenzuela-Lopez, Stchigel, Cano-Canals, Guarro & Cano, Persoonia 37: 255 (2016).
Index Fungorum number: IF 817646; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08232, 2 morphological species (Species fungorum 2021), 2 species with molecular data.
Isolated from soil. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Hyphae pale to dark brown, smooth- and thin- to thick-walled, septate. Pycnidia brown to dark brown, globose, solitary, pycnidial wall of textura angularis, neck absent, ostiolated or not. Conidiogenous cells enteroblastic, phialidic, globose to flask-shaped, hyaline, thin-walled. Conidia hyaline, cylindrical, 1-septate, guttulate. Chlamydospores absent (Adapted from Crous et al. 2016).
Type species: Pseudoascochyta pratensis Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Canals, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano
Notes: Pseudoascochyta was introduced by Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2016). Pseudoascochyta is characterized by pale to dark brown hyphae, brown to dark brown pycnidia, globose to flask-shaped conidiogenous cells, hyaline, cylindrical, 1-septate conidia. Pseudoascochyta resembles Ascochyta but can be differentiated based on DNA sequence data (Chen et al. 2015). Pseudoascochyta is a well-separated and distinct genus in Didymellaceae.