Hysteriaceae Chevall. [as ‘Hysterineae’], Fl. gén. env. Paris (Paris) 1: 432 (1826)

Hysteriaceae was introduced by Chevallier (1826) as ‘Hysterineae’ and Hysterium pulicare Pers. is the type species. Several authors have treated this family (Zogg 1962; von Arx and Müller 1975; Kirk et al. 2001; Eriksson 2006;Lumbsch and Huhndorf 2010) and 13 genera were accepted in Hysteriaceae (Hyde et al. 2013; Wijayawardene et al.2014).