Ascotaiwania Sivan. & H.S. Chang, Mycol. Res. 96(6): 481 (1992)
MycoBank number: MB 25163; Index Fungorum number: IF 25163; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05396; 13 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020, Dayarathne et al. 2019a), 7 species with sequence data.
Type species – Ascotaiwania lignicola Sivan. & H.S. Chang
Notes – Ascotaiwania was established by Sivanesan & Chang (1992) for an ascomycete comprising dark-brown to black ascomata with a short to long, lateral neck, asci with a relatively massive, J-, apical ring and 5 or 3 or 7-septate pigmented ascospores with hyaline end cells, with A. lignicola as the type species. This genus currently comprises 12 species (Dayarathne et al. 2019a). Divergence estimates are a crown age of 146 (200–196) MYA. (Dayarathne et al. 2019a).