Kerniomyces Toro, J. Agric. Univ. Puerto Rico 22: 452 (1939).

MycoBank number: MB 2564; Index Fungorum number: IF 2564; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07046; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesKerniomyces costi Toro, J. Agric. Univ. Puerto Rico 22: 453 (1939).

NotesKerniomyces was introduced as a monotypic genus. The species was collected from Costus macrostachys (Costaceae) in Venezuela. Kerniomyces is a poorly known genus that lacks modern taxonomic description and molecular data to clarify its phylogenetic affinities. The type material and protologue of K. costi could not be located. Petrak (1950) accommodated Kerniomyces in Myriangiales. Eriksson & Hawksworth (1985) treated the genus in Schizothyriaceae and this was followed in subsequent studies (Eriksson & Hawksworth 1987, Kirk et al. 2001, 2008, Lumbsch & Huhndorf 2010, Hyde et al. 2013, Wijayawardene et al. 2014). However, Phookamsak et al. (2016) treated the genus as doubtful, whereas, Wijayawardene et al. (2018) placed the genus in Schizothyriaceae.


  • Kerniomyces costi