Polyclypeolinaceae Boonmee & K.D. Hyde, in Boonmee et al., Mycosphere 8(10): 1754 (2017).
MycoBank number: MB 553835; Index Fungorum number: IF 553835; Facesoffungi numbers: FoF 03695, 1 species.
Saprobic, epiphyllous on dried leaves. Sexual morph: Thyriothecium superficial, irregular, scattered to loosely clustered, dark brown to black, slightly shield-like or shallow-convex, epithecium membranaceous cells, edge entire, with apical ostiole. Peridium comprises multi-layers of dark brown cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium comprising branched, septate, cellular pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, saccate, cylindric-clavate, with pedicellate. Ascospores irregularly arranged, ellipsoid to fusiform, narrowly obovoid, hyaline, 1-septate, upper cell wider, tapering towards narrow end (adpated from Boonmee et al. 2017). Asexual morph: Undetermined.
Type: Polyclypeolina Bat. & I.H. Lima.
Notes: Boonmee et al. (2017) established Polyclypeolinaceae to accommodate a single genus Polyclypeolina based on its distinct morphology from other families in Dothideomycetes. No sequence data is available for this family.