Purpureofaciens W. Dong, H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers (2020).
MycoBank number: MB 557804; Index Fungorum number: IF 557804; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08717; 1 morphological species (Dong et al. 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Purpureofaciens aquatica W. Dong, H. Zhang & K.D. Hyde, Fungal Divers (2020).
Notes – The genus was introduced by Dong et al. (2020), with P. aquatica as the type species. Purpureofaciens is characterized by conical semi-immersed to superficial ascomata, staining woody substrate purple, cylindrical asci, ellipsoidal, curved, olivaceous ascospores, with acute ends, and producing white to reddish colonies on culture media (Dong et al. 2020). Phylogenetically, this genus is related to Flammeascoma (Dong et al. 2020). However, it differs from Flammeascoma by the conical ascomata with a large, protuberant, ostiolate papilla, cylindrical asci and ellipsoidal, olivaceous ascospores (Liu et al. 2015, Dong et al. 2020).