Families of Diaporthales based on morphological and phylogenetic evidence

I. C. Senanayake, P. W. Crous, J. Z. Groenewald, S. S.N. Maharachchikumbura, R. Jeewon, A. J.L. Phillips, J. D. Bhat, R. H. Perera, Q. R. Li, W. J. Li, N. Tangthirasunun, C. Norphanphoun, S. C. Karunarathna*, E. Camporesi, I. S. Manawasighe, A. M. Al-Sadi, K. D. Hyde

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Diaporthales is an important ascomycetous order comprising phytopathogenic, saprobic, and endophytic fungi, but interfamilial taxonomic relationships are still ambiguous. Despite its cosmopolitan distribution and high diversity with distinctive morphologies, this order has received relativelyiaceae, Macrohilaceae, Melanconidaceae, Pseudoplagiostomaceae, Schizoparmaceae, Stilbosporaceae and Sydowiellaceae. Taxonomic uncertainties among genera are also clarified and recurrent discrepancies in the taxonomic position of families within the Diaporthales are discussed. An updated outline and key to families and genera of the order is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-296
Number of pages80
JournalStudies in Mycology
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


  • Multi-gene DNA phylogeny
  • New taxonomic arrangement
  • Phytopathogenic fungi
  • Sordariomycetes
  • Systematics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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