Fusculinaceae P.W. Crous, Persoonia 41: 301 (2018).
MycoBank number: MB 828200; Index Fungorum number: IF 828200; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08242, 4 species.
Saprobic on leaves of Eucalyptus socialis. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Coelomycetous. Conidiomata immersed to erumpent, solitary, pycnidia, brown, globose, have a creamy conidial mass. Conidiomata walls several layers, with cells of textura angularis, the outer layers composed of brown walled cells, Conidiophores lining in the cavity, hyaline cells, subcylindrical and smooth. Conidiogenous cells terminal and intercalary, hyaline, smooth. Conidia solitary, fusoid and apex subobtuse, hyaline, aseptate, guttulate, smooth-walled (adapted from Crous et al. 2018a).
Type – Fusculina Crous & Summerell.
Notes – Fusculinaceae was introduced by Crous et al. (2018a). There are two genera in this family and they have been reported with asexual morphs (coelomycetous). Crous et al. (2018a) used ITS and LSU in their phylogenetic analyses and indicated that Fusculina and Gordonomyces formed a distinct clade within Pleoporales, therefore the new family Fusculinaceae was introduced to accommodate this clade.