Cainiella E. Müll., Sydowia 10(1-6): 120 (1957)
Index Fungorum number: IF720; 2 species with sequence data.
Type species – Cainiella johansonii (Rehm) E. Müll.
Notes – Cainiella was introduced by Muller (1957) based on Lizonia johansonii. Cainiella comprises C. borealis in addition to the type species. This genus is characterized by dark, immersed ascomata, with long-necks, deliquescing paraphyses, as well as asci with a J-, refractive ring and 1-septate ascospores. Cainiella species are saprobic or very mild pathogens on arctic dwarf shrubs and prostrate evergreen subshrubs.