Letendraea Sacc., Michelia 2(6): 73 (1880).

MycoBank number: MB 2812; Index Fungorum number: IF 2812; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00044; 12 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 4 species with molecular data.

Type speciesLetendraea eurotioides Sacc., Michelia 2(no. 6): 73 (1880).

NotesLetendraea was introduced by Saccardo (1880) to accommodate L. eurotioides, which is characterized by superficial, globose to conical ascomata, filiform pseudoparaphyses, obclavate to cylindrical, 8- spored asci, and fusoid to oblong, 1-septate ascospores (Ariyawansa et al. 2014d). Subsequently however taxonomists, placed it in different families when considering the morphological characteristics. For instance, Kodsueb et al. (2006) placed it in Melanommataceae due to similar morphology with Karstenula rhodostoma and Zhang et al. (2012b) referred Letendraea to Montagnulaceae. However, based on multi-gene phylogenies Ariyawansa et al. (2014d) revealed that Letendraea is in Didymosphaeriaceae. 12 Letendraea species are accecpted in Species Fungorum (2020), but sequence data is available for only a few species.