Scolecobasidiella M.B. Ellis, Mycol. Pap. 125: 12 (1971).
MycoBank number: MB 9839; Index Fungorum number: IF9839; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09213; – 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with molecular data.
Type species: Scolecobasidiella avellanea (Sappa & Mosca) M.B. Ellis, Mycol. Pap. 125: 10 (1971).
Notes: Species of Scolecobasidiella are characterized by superficial straw coloured to pale brown hyphae, septate, pale brown, smooth conidiophores, 1–3 septate ramo-conidia and broadly ellipsoidal or clavate, 1-septate, pale brown, smooth conidia (Ellis 1971). This genus is closely related to Clavatispora based on phylogenetic analyses (Boonmee et al. 2014a). However, the type species of Scolecobasidiella is related to Verruconis gallopava in our phylogenetic analyses (Fig. 90). The pale brown colonies with conidiophores and conidia show a close affinity with Venturiales. Therefore, we accept this genus in Sympoventuriaceae.
Fig. 90 Phylogram generated from maximum likelihood analysis (RAxML) of genera in Venturiales based on LSU, SSU and RPB2 sequence data. Maximum likelihood bootstrap values equal or above 70%, Bayesian posterior probabilities equal or above 0.90 (MLBS/ PP) are given at the nodes. An original isolate number is noted after the species name. The tree is rooted to Acrospermum compressum (M151) and Acrospermum longisporium (MFLU 17-2849). The extype strains are indicated in bold. Hyphen (-) represents support values below 70% MLBS and 0.90 PP