Paralentithecium H.W. Shen, K.D. Hyde & Z.L. Luo, in Shen, Bao, Boonmee, Su, Tian, Hyde & Luo, Journal of Fungi 9(10, no. 962): 17 (2023)

Index Fungorum number: IF 849738; Facesoffungi number: FoF 16010

Etymology – referring to the comparable morphological characters to that of Lentithecium.

Saprobic on submerged decaying wood in a freshwater lake. Asexual morph: Undetermined. Sexual morph: Ascomata immersed to semi-immersed, clustered, sometimes solitary, scattered, subglobose or ellipsoidal, dark brown to black, carbonaceous, uni- to bi-loculate, with indistinct ostiolate. Peridium thick, composed of several layers of pseudoparenchymatous cells, an outer layer composed of back brown to brown cells, arranged in textura angularis, and an inner layer composed of hyaline cells, arranged in textura angularisPseudoparaphyses thick, hyaline, filamentous, branched, septate, globose to subglobose, swollen at the apex, sometimes swollen at the septum, anastomosing at the apex, and embedded in a hyaline gelatinous matrix. Asci 8-spored, clavate to subcylindrical, bitunicate, apex rounded, short pedicellate with an ocular chamber. Ascospores overlapping, uniseriate to biseriate, hyaline, 1-septate, smooth, constricted at the septa, slightly curved, with gelatinous sheaths.

Type species – Paralentithecium aquaticum (Yin. Zhang, J. Fourn. & K.D. Hyde) H.W. Shen & Z.L. Luo.


  • Paralentithecium aquaticum