Massarina Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 2: 153 (1883).

MycoBank number: MB 3016; Index Fungorum number: IF 3016; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06500; ca. 100 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 3 species with molecular data (Tibpromma et al. 2018).

Type speciesMassarina eburnea (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 2: 153 (1883).

Massaria eburnea Tul. & C. Tul., Select. fung. carpol. (Paris) 2: 239 (1863).

NotesMassariana is the generic type of Massarinaceae. The members were assigned to Massariana based on morphological characters (Bose 1961, Barr 1992b, Hyde 1995, Tanaka & Harada 2003d), however only three species have been confirmed by molecular information (Tibpromma et al. 2018). Massarina is characterized by its immersed, hemisphaerical with flattened base or depressed globose ascomata, and broadly fusiform ascospores with rounded ends, hyaline, and multi-septate (Hyde 1995, Tanaka et al. 2015). Asexual morph characters of Massariana has been reported as ceratophoma-like, with aseptate, hyaline conidia or pycnidial conidiomata, enteroblastic conidiogenous cells, and oblong to globose-ovoid, hyaline, one-celled conidia (Tibpromma et al. 2018).


  • Massarina eburnea