Sphaeropsis (anamorphic genus)
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Sphaeropsis Sacc. 1880
This genus of ascomycetes contains some plant pathogens which cause fruit rot, canker and dieback diseases. However, the well known pine pathogen Diplodia sapinea for which the name Sphaeropsis sapinea has been used is no longer placed in this genus. The genus is similar to Diplodia, but the species have brown, aseptate conidia.
Type species: Sphaeropsis visci
For a taxonomic review see Phillips et al., 2013.
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: