Limacinula Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 116: 101 (1907)

MycoBank number: MB 2869; Index Fungorum number: IF 2869; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10356; 12 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), molecular data unavailable.

Saprobic, Epiphytic or biotrophic on the le; aves of Ficus elastica, mixed with other fungal taxa, as sooty molds adpressed to the surface of host gaining nutrients from sugary exudates of sap-feeding insects. Subiculum well-developed, superficial, loose, brown, comprising effuse, branched, subhyaline to brown, septate hyphae, reticulate. Sexual morph: Ascomata superficial, sessile on subiculum, perithecial, scattered to aggregate, globose, collabent when mature, uniloculate, brown to black, with periphysate ostiole, thick-walled, more or less setose. Wall of ascoma multi-layered, externally comprising pigmented, dark brown, thick-walled cells of textura angularis, with inner layer thinner, composed of irregularly-shaped, flattened, lightly brown to hyaline, thin-walled cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium lacking paraphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, clavate when immature, obpyriform to obovoid at maturity, shortly pedicellate or sessile, lacking a distinct ocular chamber. Ascospores overlapping uni-seriate to multi-seriate, irregularly arranged, fusoid to oblong, basal cells thinner than upper cells, rounded at both ends, hyaline to light brown, muriform, with 6–8 transverse septa, 3–6 longitudinal septa, constricted at the septum, slightly constricted at the septum, smooth and thick-walled, lacking a gelatinous sheath or appendages. Asexual morph: Undetermined

Type species: Limacinula samoensis Höhn. [as ‘samoënsis’]