Alinaceae Boonmee & K.D. Hyde, in Boonmee et al., Mycosphere 8(10): 1699 (2017).
MycoBank number: MB 553826; Index Fungorum number: IF 553826; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03661, 1 species.
Parasitic or epiphytic on living leaves. Sexual morph: Ascomata superficial, developed on hyphae, globose to subglobose, brown, covered by brown hyphae. Peridium comprises brown cells of textura angularis, lacking pseudo- paraphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, subglobose to clavate, sessile, thick-walled. Ascospores overlapping, ovoid to obo- void, apex wider, narrower towards the lower and rounded end, brown, 1-septate. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous, Septoidium sp., Shivomyces sp. (adapted from Boonmee et al. 2017).
Type: Alina Racib.
Notes: Boonmee et al. (2017) re-examined the ex-isotype of Alina jasmini, and concluded that the morphology of Alina has a set of characters that can differentiate it from other families in Dothideomycetes. Therefore, they introduced Alinaceae to accommodate the monotypic genus, Alina (Boonmee et al. 2017). Molecular data is unavailable to confirm its taxonomic placement.