Castanediellaceae Hern.-Restr., Guarro & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 86: 93 (2017)

MycoBank number: MB 820354; Index Fungorum number: IF 820354; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06777; 16 species.

Foliicolous, saprobic or associated to leaf spots. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiophores macronematous or semi-macronematous, mononematous or aggregated in sporodochia, branched or unbranched, brown to pale brown. Conidiogenous cells mono- to polyblastic, sympodial, integrated, solitary, or in whorls, cylindrical to lageniform, hyaline to subhyaline, smooth. Conidial secession schizolytic. Conidia unicellular or transversely septate, fusiform or lunate, hyaline (adapted from Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2017).

Type genusCastanediella Hern.-Restr.

Notes – LSU based phylogenetic analyses revealed that Castanediellaceae is monophyletic and represents a distinct taxonomic group at the family level closely related to Beltraniaceae in Xylariales (Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2017). Lin et al. (2019a) provided a synopsis of hitherto described Castanediella species and accepted 16 species in the genus.