Sardiniella Linald., A. Alves & A.J.L. Phillips, Mycosphere (2016)
Index Fungorum number: IF 817511; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02405; – 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.
Type species: Sardiniella urbana Linald., A. Alves & A.J.L. Phillips, Mycosphere (2016)
Notes: Sardiniella was introduced as a monotypic genus for Sardiniella urbana. This genus is characterised by thick-walled, oblong conidia that become pigmented and 1-septate, which distinguishes it from Neofusicoccum. This genus is similar to Diplodia and Dothiorella. However, in Dothiorella, and in some species of Diplodia the conidia become pigmented while still attached to the conidiogenous cell and this character is not seen in Sardiniella. The conidial wall in species of Diplodia is thicker than in Sardiniella. Phylogenetically these two genera are clearly separated. Only one species is accepted (Dissanayake et al. 2016).