Asterinella Theiss., Annls mycol. 10(2): 160 (1912).

MycoBank number: MB 411; Index Fungorum number: IF 411; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06729; 35 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data available for an unnamed species in the genus.

Type species: Asterinella puiggarii (Speg.) Theiss., Brotéria, sér. bot. 10(2): 116 (1912).

Asterina puiggarii Speg., Anal. Soc. cient. argent.12(3): 99 (1881).

Notes: Asterinella was introduced as a member of Microthyriaceae. It is characterised by superficial hyphae with intercalary appressoria and thyriothecia with a stellate ostiole. Wu et al. (2014) transferred it to Asterinaceae based on morphology.


  • Asterinella puiggarii