Coniochaetaceae Malloch & Cain, Can. J. Bot. 49: 878 (1971)

Index Fungorum number: IF 80629

            Coniochaetaceae was established by Malloch & Cain (1971) and comprises two genera, Coniochaeta and Coniochaetidium. The family is accommodated in Coniochaetales (Huhndorf et al. 2004). Species of Coniochaetaceae are usually saprobic or pathogenic on plants and animals (Samarakoon et al. 2018). Maharachchikumbura et al. (2016) studied the herbarium specimens of the family and provided a key for Coniochaetaceae.