Anhellia Raciborski, Parasitische Algen und Pilze Javas 2: 10 (1900).

MycoBank number: MB 197; Index Fungorum number: IF 197; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06538; 9 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesAnhellia tristis Racib., Parasit. Alg. Pilze Java’s (Jakarta) 2: 10 (1900).

NotesAnhellia was introduced by Raciborski (1900) in the “Myriangiearum” to accommodate A. tristis Racib. This genus remained monotypic until von Arx (1963) introduced A. calami, A. escharoides, A. purpurascens, A. lantanae and A. nigra. Luttrell (1973) placed the genus in Myriangiaceae. This genus is characterized with hyaline or yellowish brown, elliptical to oblong, muriform ascospores with 4–5-transverse septa and 1–2-longitudinal septa. Pinho et al. (2012) investigated the phylogenetic position of Anhellia in Myriangiales by analysis of nucleotide sequence data of ITS and LSU gene regions. Subsequently, Hyde et al. (2013) and Jayawardena et al. (2014) in their phylogenetic analyses based on ITS, LSU, rpb-2, SSU and tef1 provided evidence to support the placement of this genus in Myriangiaceae.


  • Anhellia tristis