Aulographales Crous, Spatafora, Haridas & Grigoriev, ord. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 831896; Index Fungorum number: IF 831896; Facesoffungi number: FoF;

Etymology: Name reflects the genus Aulographum.

Saprobic on leaves and wood. Mycelium superficial and internal, sparse. Ascomata apothecial to thyrothecial, globose to ellipsoidal, simple or branched, scattered to loosely clustered, superficial, black. Hamathecium dissolving early, or of branched,

hyaline, septate, anastomosing pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, clavate or globose to subglobose, with or without pedicel. Ascospores irregularly arranged, obovoid to narrowly clavate, hyaline to brown, constricted at the septum, smooth-walled, with or without remnants of mucilage.

Families   included   in    order  Aulographaceae    and Rhizodiscinaceae.