Melaspileella (P. Karst.) Vain., Ann. Acad. Sci. fenn., Ser. A 15(no. 6): 317 (1921).

= Mycomelaspilea Reinke, in Pringsheim, Jb. wiss. Bot. 28: 136 (1895).

MycoBank number: MB 3095; Index Fungorum number: IF 3095; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07733; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.

Type species: Melaspileella proximella (Nyl.) Ertz & Diederich.

Notes: Melaspileella was introduced by Vainio (1921b). Ertz and Diederich (2015) lectotypified the genus with M. proximella. They also transferred the genus to Asterinales without assigning it to any family. A phylogenetic tree based on LSU and SSU sequence data in Dai et al. (2018) indicated that M. proximella should be assigned in a new family, Melaspileellaceae.