Pseudodactylariaceae Crous, Persoonia 39: 421 (2017)
Index Fungorum number: IF 823469; MycoBank number: MB 823469; Facesoffungi number: FoF 05318; 2 species.
Saprobic on plants. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Conidiophores hyaline, subcylindrical, straight to flexuous, unbranched or branched, thick-walled, septate. Conidiogenous cells terminal, integrated, subcylindrical, denticulate. Conidia solitary, aggregating in slimy mass, fusoid-ellipsoid, hyaline, smooth-walled, guttulate, septate, surrounded by a thin mucilaginous sheath (adapted from Crous et al. 2017a).
Type genus – Pseudodactylaria Crous
Notes – A new order of Pseudodactylariales and a new family, Pseudodactylariaceae, were introduced by Crous et al. (2017a) to accommodate a single genus Pseudodactylaria. Pseudodactylariales and the new family Pseudodactylariaceae differ from other orders and families as Pseudodactylaria species have 1-septate conidia encased in a mucoid sheath (Crous et al. 2017a). Presently, one genus (Pseudodactylaria) with three species (P. brevis, P. hyalotunicata and P. xanthorrhoeae) are accepted in Pseudodactylariaceae (Crous et al. 2017a, Lin et al. 2018).