Pseudomassarinaceae Phukhams. & K.D. Hyde, in Phukhamsakda et al., Fungal Diversity 102: 99 (2020).
MycoBank number: MB 557104; Index Fungorum number: IF 557104; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07212, 1 species.
Saprobic on dried herbaceous plants. Sexual morph: Ascomata immersed, uniloculate, obpyriform to sub-globose, coriaceous. Ostiole central, carbonaceous, papillate. Peridium multilayer. Hamathecium comprising dense, trabeculate pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, oblong, apically rounded, furcated pedicellate. Ascospores 2-seriate, overlapping, broad fusiform, acute at both ends, hyaline, with transversely septate. Asexual morph: Undetermined.
Type – Pseudomassarina Phukhams. & K.D. Hyde.
Notes – The new family Pseudomassarinaceae was introduced to accommodate a monotypic genus, Pseudomassarina, a fungal collection collected from Clematis vitalba in Italy. Inter familial phylogeny within the Pleosporales showed that Pseudomassarinaceae formed a distinct lineage related to Amorosiaceae, Halotthiaceae, Lophiostomataceae, Neomassarinaceae, Phaeoseptaceae, Sporormiaceae (Phukhamsakda et al. 2020). Currently, one genus, Pseudomassarina, is accepted in Pseudomassarinaceae.