Hermatomyces Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. B. Aires, Ser. 3 13: 445 (1910), Index Fungorum Number: 8517
Type species: Hermatomyces tucumanensis Speg.
Hermatomyces was established and typified by H. tucumanensis (Spegazzini 1910). This genus was introduced based only on the asexual morph, and it has been treated as ‘incertae sedis’ for a long time, within Ascomycota (Wijayawardene 2012). Subsequently, Hermatomyces was placed to Lophiotremataceae based on their phylogenetic analyses using SSU, LSU, TEF1-α, and RPB2 gene regions (Tibpromma et al. 2016a, Doilom et al. 2017). Hashimoto et al. (2017) found that Hermatomyces is distantly related to Lophiotremataceae by using additional species of Lophiotremataceae, and Hermatomyces was placed in Hermatomycetaceae. Hermatomyces has a wide host range; most species of this genus occur on angiosperms and monocotyledons in general, and rarely from ferns (Ruiz & Heredia 2000) or gymnosperms (Meľnik 2000). In this study, an updated phylogenetic tree for Hermatomyce species with new host records from
angiosperms is presented .