Aeminiaceae J. Trovão, I. Tiago & A. Portugal, in Trovão et al., MycoKeys 45: 62 (2019).
MycoBank number: MB 824975; Index Fungorum number: IF 824975; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06985; 1 species
Halotolerant, xerophilic, and facultative alkaliphiles on deteriorated limestones. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Mycelium septate, becoming wider, thick-walled, darker and developing into meristematic chains of conidia, hyphae smooth. Conidia globose, thick dark brown, with single central septa resulting from the differentiation of toruloid-like hyphal cells, smooth-walled, rugose (adapted from Trovão et al. 2019).
Type – Aeminium ludgeri J. Trovão, I. Tiago & A. Portugal.
Notes – The family was introduced by Trovão et al. (2019) to accommodate a single genus Aeminium. Aeminiaceae contains a microcolonial black fungus occurring in deteriorated lime- stones. Phylogenetic analyses placed this family within Capnodiales (Trovão et al. 2019, this study).