Chlorencoelia J.R. Dixon, Mycotaxon 1(3), 223 (1975)

Index Fungorum number: IF 1007; Facesoffungi number: FoF 14250

The genus Chlorencoelia J.R. Dixon was erected as a segregate from Chlorosplenium and typified with C. versiformis in a monographic treatment of the genera Chlorosplenium, Chlorociboria and Chlorencoelia (Dixon 1974, 1975). Members of Chlorencoelia shared many common features. Apothecia are solitary to gregarious, cupulate to infundibuliform, and stipitate. Ectal excipulum is of textura angularis to textura globosa, and the medullary excipulum and subhymenium are of textura intricata. Asci are 8-spored with pore wall strongly J+ in Melzer’s reagent. The fungus grew on decayed and decorticated wood (Dixon 1975). Two species, C. versiformis and C. torta, were first accepted. Midotis indica K.S. Thind, E.K. Cash & Pr. Singh was later transferred to the genus (Thind et al. 1959; Sharma and Thind 1983; Zhuang 1988a). Recently, Iturriaga and Mardones (2013) added one more species C. ripakorfii Iturr. & Mardones to the genus. Currently, four species are accepted in the genus (Kirk et al. 2008; Iturriaga and Mardones 2013). Two of them, C. torta and C. versiformis, are previously reported from China (Teng 1963; Tai 1979; Zhuang 1998; Zhuang and Wang 1998).