Monoblastiales Lücking, M.P. Nelsen & K.D. Hyde.
MycoBank number: MB 805299; Index Fungorum number: IF 805299; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08069.
This order comprises lichenized and non-lichenized fungi. It was introduced by Hyde et al. (2013) to accommodate the single family, Monoblastiaceae. Among the mostly lichenized orders in Dothideomycetes, Monoblastiales differs from Strigulales in the net-like physes and from most Trypetheliales in having euseptate ascospores with few septa and the poor secondary chemistry; from both orders it also deviates in the macroconidia often arranged in a gelatinous matrix (Hyde et al. 2013). The divergence time for Monoblastiales is estimated as 230 MYA (stem age, Hongsanan et al. 2020).
Accepted families: Monoblastiaceae.