Cryptomeliola S. Hughes & Piroz., Mycol. Pap. 174: 14 (1997)

Index Fungorum number: IF 27826; MycoBank number: MB 27826Facesoffungi number: FoF 00727; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020, Zeng et al. 2017).

Type speciesCryptomeliola orbicularis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) S. Hughes & Piroz.

Notes – Fascicular hyphal setae with bulbous tips are the typical character to distinguish Cryptomeliola species from other genera of Meliolaceae. Colonies comprise densely reticulate hyphae, which are similar to Asteridiella. Hosagoudar (2003) suggested not to include this genus in Meliolales due to a lack of hyphopodia. However, Hongsanan et al. (2015) described the structure of hyphopodia and placed it in Meliolales.


  • Cryptomeliola orbicularis