Kathistes Malloch & M. Blackw., Can. J. Bot. 68(8): 1712 (1990)
Index Fungorum number: IF25513; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2
species with sequence data.
Type species – Kathistes calyculata Malloch & M. Blackw.
Notes – Kathistes was introduced as the type genus in Kathistaceae by Malloch & Blackwell
(1990), which was originally described with three species (K. analemmoides, K. calyculata, K.
fimbriata). The genus is characterized by long–necked, brown to dark ascomata, transparent at the
base, and germinating ascospores produced by budding yeast–like cells (Malloch & Blackwell