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 longnecked, brown to dark ascomata, transparent at the
base, and germinating ascospores produced by budding yeastlike cells (Malloch & Blackwell
1990).