Astrocystis Berk. & Broome, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14(no. 74): 123 (1873)

Index Fungorum number: IF 439; MycoBank number: MB 439Facesoffungi number: FoF 00420; 24 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 7 species with sequence data.

Type speciesAstrocystis mirabilis Berk. & Broome

Notes Astrocystis accommodates mostly superficial, uniascomatal stromata bearing species (Berkeley & Broome 1875). The genus formed a monophyletic clade in analyses of ITS, LSU, SSU, rpb2 and tub2 sequence data (Hsieh et al. 2010, Li et al. 2015b, c). Most Astrocystis species occur on bamboo and are widespread in tropical and subtropical regions.


  • Astrocystis mirabilis