Lichenopeltella Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 128: 553 (1919).

MycoBank number: MB 2850; Index Fungorum number: IF 2850; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06895; 48 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type species: Lichenopeltella maculans (Zopf) Höhn. Sber. Akad Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw.Kl., Abt.1128(7–8):553 (1919).

Microthyrium maculans Zopf, Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. German. Nat. Cur. 70(4): 258 (1898).

Notes: Müller and von Arx (1962) and von Arx and Müller (1975) placed Lichenopeltella in Leptopeltidaceae, and this was followed in Kirk et al. (2008) who accept Leptopeltidaceae as one of three families in Microthyriales. However, this is not followed in the more recent classifications in Lumbsch and Huhndorf (2010), and Wu et al. (2011b) placed it in Trichothyriaceae based on its fungicolous life mode.


  • Lichenopeltella maculans