Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Pleosporales, Neopyrenochaetaceae. Genus: NEOPYRENOCHAETA

Recommended barcoding gene: rDNA ITS. Small coelomycetous genus relatively close to Didymella; segregate of the classical genus Pyrenochaeta. In culture, pycnidial sporulation may remain absent, the isolate just existing of melanized hyphae. Identification by sequencing is then necessary.

Generic type species: Vermicularia acicola Mougeot & Léveillé (1848) ≡ Neopyrenochaeta acicola (Mougeot & Léveillé) Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017); type strain: CBS 812.95 = FMR 14872.