Floricola Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., Bot. Mar. 43(4): 385 (2000).

MycoBank number: MB 28417; Index Fungorum number: IF 28417; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00896; 2 morphological species (Index Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesFloricola striata Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm., Bot. Mar. 43(4): 385 (2000).

NotesFloricola was introduced to accommodate the coelomycetous species F. striata as the type species. Ariyawansa et al. (2015a) introduced F. viticola from dead branch of Vitis vinifera. Thambugala et al. (2015b) provided a broad illustration on these coelomycetous asexual morphs and introduced a novel family, Floricolaceae with Floricola as the type genus. Jaklitsch et al. (2016b) revised Floricolaceae and synonymized as Teichosporaceae which had been introduced by Barr (2002) and T. trabicola was designated as the type species. However, there are distinct morphological differences in asexual morphs between Floricola and Teichospora. The asexual morph of Teichospora is coelomycetous, pycnidial, with conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells and brown unicellular (coniothyrium-like), rarely hyaline unicellular (aposphaeria-like) or several celled brown conidia (Jaklitsch et al. 2016b, Wijayawardene et al. 2017a), whereas in Floricola, conidiomata are pycnidial, scattered, immersed to erumpent, conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells, conidiogenous cells with annellations, enteroblastic, discrete, phialidic, determinate, cylindrical to elongate ellipsoidal conidia, round apex, 3-distoseptate, pale brown to dark brown, smooth-walled (Thambugala et al. 2015b). According to the multi-gene phylogeny herein, Floricola species nested separately from Teichospora species (Fig. 152). Therefore, we keep Floricola and Teichospora as two distinct genera in Teichosporaceae.

Figure 152 – Phylogram generated from maximum likelihood analysis (RAxML) of genera in Teichosporaceae based on ITS, LSU, and tef1 sequence data. Maximum likelihood bootstrap values equal or above 70 %, Bayesian posterior probabilities equal or above 0.90 (MLBS/PP) are given at the nodes. An original isolate number is noted after the species name. The tree is rooted to Hermatomyces tectonae (MFLUCC 14-1140) and H. thailandica (MFLUCC 14-1143). The ex-type strains are indicated in bold. Hyphen (-) represents support values below 70 % MLBS and 0.90 PP.