Stomatogeneceae Boonmee & K.D. Hyde, in Boonmee et al., Mycosphere 8(10): 1762 (2017).
MycoBank number: MB 553837; Index Fungorum number: IF 553837; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03703, 4 species.
Parasitic on living leaves of Agave sp. (Asparagaceae) and mosses. Colonies large, superficial, subcircular, irregular, with numerous, dark brown mycelium, radiating outwards, flexuous, septate. Sexual morph: Ascomata superficial, semi-immersed at the base, with a basal hypostroma developing in the host tissue, gregarious, or solitary, black, with apical pore, surrounded by dark brown mycelium. Peridium 3–4 layers, dark pigmented cells of textura angularis, lacking pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, subglobose, broadly ovoid to subclavate, apically thickened, with an ocular chamber at apex, knob-like pedicellate. Ascospores multi-seriate, ellipsoidal oblong, hyaline when immature, brown at maturity, 1-septate, upper cell slightly broader and shorter than lower cell, verrucose or smooth-walled. Asexual morph: Undetermined (adapted from Boonmee et al. 2017).
Type: Stomatogene Theiss.
Notes: This family was introduced by Boonmee et al. (2017) to accommodate the single genus, Stomatogene. Stomatogeneceae can be differentiated from other families in Dothideomycetes by its colonies, ascomata, asci and ascospore features. However, no sequence data is available in GenBank.