Lentimurisporaceae N.G. Liu, J.K Liu & K.D. Hyde, Cryptogamie, Mycologie 39 (2): 270 (2018).

MycoBank number: MB 824920; Index Fungorum number: IF 824920; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04590, 8 species.

Saprobic or soil-inhabiting in terrestrial. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. Colonies on natural substrate superficial, punctiform or powdery, scattered, brown to black. Mycelium mostly immersed. Conidiomata sporodochial. Conidiophores micronematous to macronematous, simple, septate or aseptate. Conidiogenous cells blastic, terminal, hyaline or brown. Conidia muriform or fusiform, cylindrical or rhomboidal, solitary or catenate in simple or branched chains (adapted from Liu et al. 2018c).

TypeLentimurispora N.G. Liu, Bhat & K.D. Hyde.

NotesLentimurisporaceae was established by Liu et al. (2018c) to accommodate Lentimurispora, Bahusandhika and two Berkleasmium species in Pleosporales. Divergence time estimates showed that Lentimurisporaceae diverged approximately 78 MYA (Liu et al. 2018c). Although two Berkleasmium species were accepted in Lentimurisporaceae, this genus is polyphyletic (Pinnoi et al. 2007, Wang et al. 2007) and the type species Be. concinnum was accommodated in Tubeufiaceae (Tanney & Miller 2017, Lu et al. 2018). Therefore, we do not accept Berkleasmium as a distinct genus in Lentimurisporaceae.


  • Lentimurispora