Ascocylindrica Abdel-Wahab et al., in Ariyawansa et al., Fungal Divers. 75: 46 (2020)

MycoBank number: MB 551414; Index Fungorum number: IF 551414; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00954; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type speciesAscocylindrica marina Abdel-Wahab, Bahkali & E.B.G. Jones.

NotesAscocylindrica marina forms a monophyletic genus in Pleospoales (Ariyawansa et al. 2015a). It shares similar morphology with Halokirschsteiniothelia maritima in having small ascomata and 1-septate brown ascospores. However, the latter taxon has subconical ascomata with a flattened base, clavate to oblong longer ellipsoidal asci and smooth ascospores, with a submedian septum. Based on multi-gene phylogenetic analyses H. maritima was referred to Mytilinidiaceae (Suetrong et al. 2009, Boonmee et al. 2012, Jones et al. 2019a).