Purpurepithecium Jayasiri & K.D. Hyde, in Jayasiri et al., Cryptog. Mycol. 38(2): 246 (2017).
MycoBank number: MB 553000; Index Fungorum number: IF 553000; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03109; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.
Type species – Purpurepithecium murisporum Jayasiri & K.D. Hyde, in Jayasiri et al., Cryptog. Mycol. 38(2): 246 (2017).
Notes – This genus was introduced primarily based on molecular data. Purpurepithecium differs from the type genus Glonium in having scattered to gregarious, navicular, flexuous hysterothecia and a purple pigmented epithecium. Purpurepithecium murisporum is characterized by a Psiloglonium stygium like asexual morph (Lohman 1933a, 1937) and Glonium also shares similar asexual structures.