Paraconiothyrium Verkley, Stud. Mycol. 50(2): 327 (2004)
Index Fungorum number: IF 500080; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00053, 17 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 5 species with molecular data.
Saprobic on polluted sediment. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiomata eustromatic, simple or complex, rarely pycnidial, conidiogenous cells discrete or integrated, phialidic, sometimes percurrent. Conidia aseptate, sometimes 1-septate, thin-walled, smooth-walled or minutely warted, hyaline when liberated, later brown, teleomorph in the genus Paraphaeosphaeria (Adapted from Verkley 2004).
Type species: Paraconiothyrium estuarinum Verkley & Manuela Silva
Notes: Paraconiothyrium was introduced by Verkley (2004) with P. estuarinum as type species. Paraconiothyrium is characterized by eustromatic to pycnidial conidiomata, the conidiogenous cells are phialidic or annelidic, and the conidia smooth-walled or minutely warted and hyaline to brown at later stages of development. Paraconiothyrium is a paraphyletic genus within Didymosphaeriaceae.