Lentithecium K.D. Hyde, J. Fourn. & Yin. Zhang, Fungal Divers. 38: 234 (2009).
MycoBank number: MB 512790; Index Fungorum number: IF 512790; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08257; 10 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 10 species with molecular data.
Type species – Lentithecium fluviatile (Aptroot & Van Ryck.) K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 38: 234 (2009).
≡ Massarina fluviatilis Aptroot & Van Ryck., Nova Hedwigia 73(1-2): 162 (2001).
Notes – Lentithecium species have been reported from freshwater habitats in Belgium, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the USA. Thus, this genus seems to be limited to aquatic environments, being mostly recorded on submerged wood and Phragmites species.