Stigmatodothis Syd. & P. Syd., Philipp. J. Sci., C, Bot. 9(2): 173 (1914)

Index Fungorum number: IF 5250Facesoffungi number: FoF 05149

Epiphytic on living leaves, visible as black dots. Hyphae superficial, brown, branched. Thyriothecia hypophyllous, amphigenous, scattered to dense, circular, black, with a central circular ostiole. Upper wall dark brown, comprising radial arrangement, meandrous, compact hyphae, lacking a basal plate. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, ellipsoid to clavate. Ascospores overlapping, 2–3 series, cylindrical, 3-septate, mostly not constricted at septa, hyaline.

Notes — Stigmatodothis was introduced by Sydow and Sydow (1914) and is typified by Stigmatodothis palawanensis Syd. & P. Syd., which is found on the leaves of Dendrobium sp. von Arx and Müller (1975) reviewed Stigmatodothis and described S. palawanensis as the type species. We transferred this genus from Micropeltidaceae to Capnodiales due to its brown upper wall and hyaline, muti-septate ascospores.

Type species Stigmatodothis palawanensis Syd. & P. Syd., Philipp. J. Sci., C, Bot. 9(2): 173 (1914)