Delitschia Auersw., Hedwigia 5: 49 (1866).

MycoBank number: MB 1443; Index Fungorum number: IF 1443; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08203; 68 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 5 species with molecular data.

Type speciesDelitschia didyma Auersw.

NotesDelitschia typified by Delitschia didyma, was introduced by Auerswald (1866) and assigned to Sphaeriaceae. In previous studies this genus was assign to different families such as Sordariaceae (Winter 1887), and Pleosporaceae (Cain 1934, Moreau 1953, Dennis 1968). Munk (1957) established Sporormiaceae and Delitschia was assigned therein together with other coprophilous genera. Barr (2000) excluded Delitschia from Sporormiaceae and transferred this genus to a new family, Delitschiaceae due to their habit on dung. Keys to Delitschia can be found in Luck-Allen & Cain (1975) and Hyde & Steinke (1996).