Salsugineaceae K.D. Hyde & Tibpromma, Fungal Divers. 63: 227 (2013).
MycoBank number: MB 804579; Index Fungorum number: IF 804579; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08364, 4 species.
Saprobic on decaying wood submerged in brackish waters in mangroves. Colonies dark brown to black pseudoclypeus, coriaceous or carbonaceous, comprising host cells and solitary. Sexual morph: Ascomata immersed, beneath a raised dark brown to black pseudoclypeus, coriaceous or carbonaceous, comprising host cells and dark fungal hyphae, solitary, in section subglobose to flask-shaped, or conical with a protruding papilla. Papilla conspicuous, central, cone- shaped, brown to black, ostiolate. Peridium comprising a single layer of, light brown cells of textura porrecta. Hamathecium comprising numerous, filiform, branched, septate, hyaline, trabeculate pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, cylindrical to cylindroclavate, with an apical apparatus, rounded, with an ocular chamber and ring. Ascospores 1- seriate, obovoid, or broad ellipsoidal, symmetrical with rounded ends, or tapering toward sub-acute ends, hyaline, dark brown to black, 1-septate in centre or lower third cell, constricted at the septum, with colourless, germ pore at both ends or lacking, smooth-walled. Asexual morph: Undetermined.
Type – Salsuginea K.D. Hyde.
Notes – Salsugineaceae was introduced by Hyde et al. (2013) by using both morphology and phylogeny to support. The family can be found in wood submerged in mangroves (Hyde 1991, Alias & Jones 2009). Hyde et al. (2013) and Wijayawardene et al. (2018) accepted two genera, Salsuginea and Acrocordiopsis in this family.