Muriformistrickeria Q. Tian, Wanas., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, in Tian et al., Fungal Divers. 74: 267–324 (2015).
MycoBank number: MB 551596; Index Fungorum number: IF 551596; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01035; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.
Type species – Muriformistrickeria rubi Q. Tian, Wanas., Camporesi & K.D. Hyde, in Tian et al., Fungal Divers. 74: 267–324 (2015).
Notes – Tian et al. (2015) considered the muriform ascospore as the diagnostic character to distinguish Muriformistrickeria from other genera in Melanommataceae. Muriformistrickeria is characterized by flattened, semi-immersed to erumpent, dark brown to black, coriaceous, ostiolate ascomata, bitunicate, cylindrical, asci with short pedicel and 1-seriate, ellipsoidal, muriform, 3–6 transversely septate, with 2–4 vertical septa, hyaline to brown ascospores with a mucilaginous sheath. Muriformistrickeria has coelomycetous asexual morphs with pycnidial conidiomata, enteroblastic, phialidic, hyaline conidiogenous cells and cylindrical or ellipsoidal, hyaline, aseptate conidia (Tian et al. 2015). Wanasinghe et al. (2018c) introduced M. rosae on account of the characters of hyaline, subfusiform, slightly curved ascospores with 3–4 transverse septa and 1 vertical septum and phylogenetic distinctness. Other genera introduced with muriform ascospores in Melanommataceae, are Marjia, Gemmamyces, Melanocucurbitaria, Muriformistrickeria, Uzbekistanica, Pseudostrickeria and Praetumpfia (Tian et al. 2015, Jaklitsch & Voglmayr 2017, Wanasinghe et al. 2018c). Although there is some morphological overlap among these genera, Muriformistrickeria is apart from these genera in phylogenetic analysis (Tian et al. 2015, Wanasinghe et al. 2018c, Pem et al. 2019d).