Conidiotheca Réblová & L. Mostert, Mycol. Res.111(3): 305 (2007)

MycoBank number: MB 510227; Index Fungorum number: IF 510227; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13586; 1 morphological species.

Type speciesConidiotheca tympanoides (M.E. Barr) Réblová & L. Mostert

NotesConidiotheca was introduced by Réblová & Mostert (2007) as a monotypic genus to accommodate Conidiotheca tympanoides (≡ Romellia tympanoides). Lack of molecular data and absence of characteristics of its asexual morph resulted in placing this genus as incertae sedis in perithecial ascomycetes (Réblová & Mostert 2007). The taxonomic placement of Conidiotheca is still unresolved. All studies of this genus were based on those descriptions provided by Réblová & Mostert (2007). Lumbsch & Huhndorf (2010) listed Conidiotheca under Calosphaeriaceae (Calosphaeriales), this treatment was followed by Wijayawardene et al. (2017a, 2018a). However, Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015, 2016b) considered Conidiotheca as a member of Togniniaceae. The exact familial position should be established with further fresh collections and based on both morpho-phylogenetic examinations.