Rhytidenglerula Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.- naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 127: 386 [58 repr.] (1918).

MycoBank number: MB 4738; Index Fungorum number: IF 4738; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07965; – 9 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type species: Rhytidenglerula carnea (Ellis & G. Martin) Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 127(4): 386 [58 repr.] (1918).

Asterina carnea Ellis & G. Martin, Am. Nat. 17(2): 1285 (1883).

Notes: Rhytidenglerula has small ascomata forming on dark hyphae, a character that distinguishes it from other genera with large and dark ascomata in the family. Rhytidenglerula is similar to Schiffnerula in having hyphopodia and globose ascomata, obovoid asci and hyaline ascospores with a single septum. Rhytidenglerula is linked to a coelomycetous asexual morph, Capnodiastrum (Kirk et al. 2008; Wijayawardene et al. 2012) which is characterized by holoblastic, doliiform, conidiogenous cells and ellipsoid, pale brown, 1-celled conidia with a conic apex (Sutton 1980). Schiffnerula has been linked to four different hyphomycetous asexual morphs, Digitosarcinella, Mitteriella, Questieriella and Sarcinella (Hosagoudar 2011; Hosagoudar et al. 2011; Seifert et al. 2011). These four genera are characterized by monoblastic to polyblastic conidiogenous cells and sigmoid to ellipsoid, dark brown to reddish brown, or black, 0–4-celled conidia (Hosagoudar 2011).


  • Rhytidenglerula carnea