Saccardinula Speg., Anal. Soc. cient. argent. 19(6): 257 (1885).

MycoBank number: MB 4809; Index Fungorum number: IF 4809; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07915; – 12 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type Species: Saccardinula guaranitica Sacc., Anal. Soc. Cient. Argent. 19:257 (1885).

Notes: Saccardinula was introduced by Spegazzini (1885) and the type species (Saccardinula guaranitica) was illustrated in Li et al. (2011). Saccardinula guaranitica has a less well-developed thallus than Elsinoaceae species which covers the thyriothecia. Asci are saccate and typical of Trichopeltinaceae, while ascospores differ from Elsinoceae as they are muriform (Hyde et al. 2013; Li et et al. (2011) and Jayawardena et al. (2014) placed Saccardinula in Brefeldiellaceae and thus the genus should belong in Trichopeltinaceae (Hongsanan et al. 2014a).


  • Saccardinula guaranitica