Rimora Kohlm., Volkm.-Kohlm., Suetrong, Sakay. & E.B.G. Jones, in Suetrong et al., Stud. Mycol. 64: 166 (2009).
MycoBank number: MB 515958; Index Fungorum number: IF 515958; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08152; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species – Rimora mangrovei (Kohlm. & Vittal) Kohlm., Volkm.-Kohlm., Suetrong, Sakay. & E.B.G. Jones, in Suetrong et al., Stud. Mycol. 64: 166 (2009).
≡ Lophiostoma mangrovei Kohlm. & Vittal, Mycologia 78(3): 487 (1986).
Notes – The monotypic genus was established by Suetrong et al. (2009). Initially, it was described from bark and wood of mangrove trees from Belize and India as Lophiostoma mangrovei (Kohlmeyer & Vittal 1986). It was subsequently transferred to Astrosphaeriella by Hyde et al. (2002) based on the trabeculate pseudoparaphyses. However, Astrosphaeriella mangrovis differs from other species in Astrosphaeriella by their round flattened ascomata, slit-like ostioles and non- monocotyledonous hosts suggesting it might be a new genus (Hyde et al. 2002, www/marinefungi.org). Suetrong et al. (2009) synonymized Lophiostoma mangrovei and A. mangrovei under R. mangrovei.