Liua Phookamsak & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers. 95: 1–273 (2019).
MycoBank number: MB 556175; Index Fungorum number: IF 556175; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05709; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Liua muriformis Phookamsak & K.D. Hyde, in Phookamsak et al., Fungal Divers. 95: 1–273 (2019).
Notes – Phookamsak et al. (2019) established Liua to accommodate a novel species Liua muriformis already introduced above in Thyridariaceae based on morphological features and phylogenetic analyses. It is characterized by uni-loculate, globose to subglobose, dark brown to black conidiomata, holoblastic, phialidic, ampulliform to cylindrical, aseptate, occasionally 1–2- septate, hyaline conidiogenous cells and phragmosporous to muriform, oblong to ellipsoidal or obovoid, dark brown conidia. The type species L. muriformis is phylogenetically related to Cycasicola goaensis and C. leucaenae. However, L. muriformis has dark brown, muriform or phragmosporous conidia, C. goaensis and C. leucaenae have pale yellowish, aseptate conidia (Wanasinghe et al. 2018c, Jayasiri et al. 2019).