Kernia Nieuwl., Am. Midl. Nat. 4: 379 (1916)

MycoBank number: MB 2563; Index Fungorum number: IF 2563; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06832; 14 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 7 species with sequence data.

Type speciesKernia nitida (Sacc.) Nieuwl.

Notes – The genus is characterized by hairy ascomata and ellipsoidal reddish-brown to brown ascospores with two germ pores and graphium- or scopulariopsislike asexual morphs. In phylogenetic studies the genus forms well-supported clades related to Scedosporium and allied genera. The genus was accepted in Microascaceae by Kirk et al. (2013), Sandoval-Denis et al. (2016a), Maharachchikumbura et al. (2015, 2016b) and Wijayawardene et al. (2017a, 2018a). The sexual morph of this genus is undetermined.


  • Kernia nitida