Chadefaudiella Faurel & Schotter, Revue Mycol., Paris 30: 339 (1959)
MycoBank number: MB 928; Index Fungorum number: IF 928; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02103; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020).
Type species – Chadefaudiella quezelii Faurel & Schotter
Notes – Chadefaudiella is placed in the Chadefaudiellaceae, Microascales because it produces asci in chains and has other characteristics of Microascaceae taxa. The ascospore wall of C. quezelii is striate and non-dextrinoid (Locquin-Linard 1973, 1975). Usually Chadefaudiella species are saprobic on mammalian dung and was found on Gazelle dung from Koudou, Chad (Africa) (Benny & Kimbrough 1980). The genus is characterized by large elongate or hemisphaerical, pale yellow to brown, carbonaceous ascomata, which are immersed at the base, and lack ostioles. The peridium is composed of cells of textura angularis embedded in the substrate and an aerial “capillitium”. Asci are 8-spored, globose and Ascospores are aseptate, fusiform, thick, striate and do not turn reddish-brown in Melzer’s reagent (non dextrinoid). The asexual morph is undetermined (Benny & Kimbrough 1980, Maharachchikumbura et al. 2016b).