Mendogia Racib., Parasit. Alg. Pilze Java’s (Jakarta) 3: 31 (1900), Index Fungorum number: IF 3119

Epiphytic on living bamboo culms or palms. Sexual morph: Ascostromata small to large, solitary to gregarious, superficial, round to irregular, black, carbonaceous, flattened, with central area slightly raised, and peripheral wall of stromata cracking, pseudoparenchymatous tissue and asci growing under stroma, revealing the dark brown inner issue, with irregular edge, rugose to rugulose at the surface, loculate, easily removable from the host, with asci separated by paraphysoid-like filaments or pseudoparenchymatous cells. Wall of ascostromata consisting of two layers, outer layer composed of black, thin carbonaceous tissue, easily breaking; inner layer composed of large, hyaline to pale-brown to dark brown pseudoparenchymatous cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium with asci or paraphysoid-like filaments. Asci 8-spored, thick-walled, bitunicate, fissitunicate, subglobose to clavate, or cylindrical, with rounded pedicel, with a distinct ocular chamber. Ascospores irregularly arranged, ellipsoidal, muriform, with rounded ends, hyaline, smooth-walled. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Type species: Mendogia bambusina Racib., Parasit. Alg. Pilze Java’s (Jakarta) 3: 31 (1900)

Notes: Mendogia was introduced by Raciborski (1900) based on a single species on a bamboo host, collected in Java, Indonesia. Two more species Mendogia manaosensis (Henn.) Theiss. & Syd. and Mendogia philippinensis (Syd. & P. Syd.) Arx & E. Müll. observed on palms were named under this genus (Hennings 1904; von Arx and Müller 1975).Mendogia is characterized by small to large, black, rather flattened ascostromata, and subglobose to clavate asci, producing eight muriform ascospores. This genus was earlier placed in family Schizothyriaceae by von Arx and Müller (1975).