Dactylidispora Y. Marín, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano, MycoKeys 44: 89 (2018)
Index Fungorum number: IF812079; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.
Type species – Dactylidispora ellipsospora (Takada) Y. Marín, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano
Notes – The genus was introduced by Marin-Felix et al. (2018) to establish three new species combinations from Microthecium. They are Dactylidispora ellipsospora (= Microthecium ellipsosporum), a species isolated from forest soil in North Solomons, Dactylidispora collipora (=Microthecium collipora), a species isolated from soil in Rajasthan, and Dactylidispora singaporensis (= Microthecium singaporensis), a species isolated from soil in Singapore (MarinFelix et al. 2018). The most distinctive characteristic of the genus is short, conical ascomata, with a crown of setae surrounding the ostiole, smooth-walled and fusiform ascospores with a germ pore at each end surrounded by a raised rim, and the asexual morph with phialidic, flask-shaped conidiogenous cells and subglobose to ovoid conidia (Marin-Felix et al. 2018).