Paradendryphiella Woudenb. & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75(1): 207 (2013).
Saprobic or parasitic in terrestrial and marine habitats. Sexual morph: undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiophores simple or branched, septate or not, straight or flexuous, often nodose with conspicuous, subhyaline, brown pigmentation at the apical region; at times reduced to conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells terminal or lateral, with denticles aggregated at apex, with prominent conidial scars, thickened but not darkened; sometimes proliferating with a new head or a short, inconspicuous sympodial rachis. Conidia produced holoblastically, on narrow denticle, smooth, cylindrical to obclavate, straight or slightly flexuous, 1–7 transverse septa, pale to medium brown, often with dark septa (often constricted), and a darkened zone of pigmentation at the apex, and at the hilum, which is thickened, and somewhat protruding, with a minute marginal frill (Adapted from Woudenberg et al. 2013).
Type species: Paradendryphiella salina (G.K. Sutherl.) Woudenb. & Crous
Notes: Paradendryphiella was introduced by Woudenberg et al. (2013) with P. salina as type species. Paradendryphiella is characterized by simple or branched conidiophores with a new head or a short, inconspicuous sympodial rachis. Conidiogenous cells are holoblastic, cylindrical to obclavate, straight or slightly flexuous, 1–7 transverse septa, pale to medium brown conidia. Woudenberg et al. (2013) and Ariyawansa et al. (2015) reported that Paradendryphiella forms a distinct lineage in Pleosporaceae sister to Pleospora senso stricto and accepted Paradendryphiella as a distinct genus in Pleosporaceae.