Neoparodiaceae Boonmee & K.D. Hyde, in Boonmee et al., Mycosphere 8(10): 1734 (2017).
MycoBank number: MB 553832; Index Fungorum number: IF 553832; Facesoffungi numbers: FoF 03683, 1 species.
Epiphytic or parasitic on living leaves. Sexual morph Colonies up to 2 mm diam. appear as black spots, superficial, subcircular, outwardly radiating, dense, branched, septate, with dark brown mycelia. Ascostromata epiphyllous or hypophyllous, superficial, crustose, on a subiculum, solitary, scattered, dark brown, multi-loculate, comprises subglobose locules, thickened at the base. Peridium comprises hyaline to brown cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium lacking pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, broadly clavate, oblong to obovoid, sessile or with short pedicel, apically thickened, with an acute to subacute ocular chamber. Ascospores overlapping 2-seriate, conglobate, broadly ellipsoid, ends rounded, each cell subglobose, reddish-brown to dark brown, separated by light brown regions, 1-septate. Asexual morph: Undetermined (adapted from Boonmee et al. 2017).
Type: Neoparodia Petr. & Cif.
Notes: Neoparodiaceae was established to accommodate a single genus Neoparodia based on morphology by Boonmee et al. (2017). This family shares some characters with Cookellaceae and Myriangiaceae (Hyde et al. 2013; Dissanayake et al. 2014; Boonmee et al. 2017). However, Neoparodiaceae differs from Cookellaceae and Myriangiaceae in having ascostromata, broadly clavate asci and broadly ellipsoid, 1-septate, dark brown ascospores (Boonmee et al. 2017).