Dictyosporium Corda, Weitenweber’s Beitr. Nat.: 87 (1836).

MycoBank number: MB 8001; Index Fungorum number: IF 8001; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08210; 62 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 24 species with molecular data.

TypeDictyosporium elegans Corda.

NotesDictyosporium, the type genus of Dictyosporiaceae was established by Corda (in Witenweber 1836) with D. elegans Corda as the type species. The genus is characterised by subglobose superficial ascomata, bitunicate cylindrical asci and hyaline, fusiform uniseptate ascospores with or without a sheath; sporodochial colonies, micronematous to macronematous conidiophores and cheiroid, digitate complanate conidia with several parallel rows of cells (Boonmee et al. 2016, Yang et al. 2018). Members of this genus are distributed worldwide on dead wood and plant litter in terrestrial and aquatic habitats (Hyde & Goh 1998, Ho et al. 2002, Pinnoi et al. 2006, Pinruan et al. 2007, Yang et al. 2018).