Acrocordiopsis Borse & K.D. Hyde, Mycotaxon 34(2): 535 (1989).

MycoBank number: MB 25277; Index Fungorum number: IF 25277; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00786; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesAcrocordiopsis patilii Borse & K.D. Hyde, Mycotaxon 34(2): 536 (1989).

NotesAcrocordiopsis was first collected from mangrove wood in Indian Ocean. In Acrocordiopsis the ascomata form a thin, black pseudostromata conical or semiglobose, superficial, carbonaceous on the host surface and cylindrical, bitunicate, 8-spored asci, with hyaline, 1-septate, obovoid or ellipsoid ascospores (Borse & Hyde 1989, Alias & Jones 2009). Jones et al. (2009b) assigned Acrocordiopsis to Melanommataceae based on morphological characters. Later, Jones & Pang (2012) considered the phylogenetic placement of A. patilii as unresolved. In phylogenetic analyses of Hyde et al. (2013) Acrocordiopsis belonged to Salsugineaceae and also this genus shares few characteristics that unite into Salsugineaceae. Phylogenetic analysis of Zhang et al. (2018) indicated that A. patilii clustered with Astrosphaeriella and Astrosphaeriellopsis in an unsupported clade. However, this genus is placed in Salsugineaceae with note that new sequence data are required.


  • Acrocordiopsis patilii