Capronia Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 2: 288 (1883)

MycoBank number: MB 815; Index Fungorum number: IF 815; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10371; 79 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 11 species with molecular data.

Type species: Capronia sexdecimspora (Cooke) Sacc. [as ‘sexdecemspora’]

Saprobic on cone of Pinus sylvestris. Sexual morph: Ascomata perithecioid, arising singly, dispersed, superficial, immersed only at the base when mature, subglobose, black, smooth-walled, but with aseptate or 1-multi septate, unbranched, dark brown setae, arising from the upper part, ostiolate. Setae smooth-walled, rounded at the apex and hardly attenuated or tapering to the end. Ostiole lateral, black, flattened. Peridium thick, composed of multi-layered, hyaline to brown cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium gelatinized, lacking pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored or multi-spored, bitunicate, obpyriform to broadly clavate, wall apically thickened, J–. Ascospores overlapping, irregularly biseriate, oval to fusiform, muriform, hyaline to yellow-brown or grey, 1–7-trans-septate, constricted at the septa, with or without longitudinial septa, some slightly curved, smooth-walled, with or without guttules, without a gelatinous sheath or appendages. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous.