Sphaeropsis Sacc., Michelia 2(no. 6): 105 (1880)
Index Fungorum number: IF 562041; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01704; – 142 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with molecular data.
Type species: Sphaeropsis visci (Alb. & Schwein.) Sacc., Michelia 2(no. 6): 105 (1880)
≡ Dothidea visci Kalchbr., Hedwigia 8: 117 (1869)
Notes: Sphaeropsis was introduced by Saccardo (1880) to accommodate species of Diplodia with brown, aseptate conidia. Since then species were described based on host association, resulting in more than 600 species names. Pycnidial paraphyses distinguish Sphaeropsis from Diplodia. The striate conidia of Lasiodiplodia differentiate it from Sphaeropsis, which has smooth-walled conidia. There are 627 records in Index Fungorum. However, only five species are recognized at present (Phillips et al. 2013).