Catinellaceae Ekanayaka, K.D. Hyde & Ariyawansa, fam. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 557328; Index Fungorum number: IF 557328; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07647, 1 species.

Saprobic on dead wood in terrestrial habitats. Sexual morph: Ascomata apothecial, discoid, cupulate, flattened disc. Excipulum composed of subangularis to globose cells, ectal cells are pigmented. Hamathecium comprising cylindric, septate, swollen apices agglutinate to form a pseudoepithecium, paraphyses. Asci 8-spored, cylindric, clavate, inoperculate, unitunicate, J-, with well-developed ocular chamber. Ascospores ellopsoidal, uni-seriate, darkly pigmented, one-celled. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Type genus: Catinella Boud.

Notes: The new family Catinellaceae bears some morphological characteristics similar to Leotiomycetes, i.e. cupulate apothecia, unitunicate asci, aseptate ascospores. However, Dothideomycetes also show these characters, although they are not common within the class (Greif et al. 2007).