Superstratomycetaceae van Nieuwenh., Miądl., Houbraken, Adan, Lutzoni & Samson, Stud. Mycol. 85: 115 (2016).
MycoBank number: MB 819161;Index Fungorum number: IF 819161; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08777, 4 species.
Saprobic on oil treated wood or darkened surface of a wall, further nature of the substrates varied from human and environmental, therefore probably they showed a wide distribution. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Coelomycetous. Colonies olive to grey-green or light grey- green with thin white edge; reverse dark green or dark green with thin white edge; knotted cone-shaped. Hyphae hyaline to brown, smooth- and thin- to thick-walled, septate. Conidiomata pycnidial, superficial, solitary or confluent, brown to black, glabrous, globose, filled by a white mass of slimy conidia; pycnidial wall pseudoparenchymatous, of textura angularis cells, composed of several layers of pale brown to brown, flattened. Setae erect to recurved, hyaline to subhyaline at apex and turning brown towards the base, 1–2-septate, strongly verrucose to tuberculate. Conidiophores branched, hyaline, smooth-walled, bearing lateral conidiogenous cells. Conidiogenous cells phialidic, hyaline, cylindrical to barrel-shaped or ampulliform, smooth-walled, solitary or laterally disposed on the conidiophores. Conidia cylindrical to navicular, hyaline, aseptate, smooth- and thin-walled, guttulate.
Type: Superstratomyces van Nieuwenh., Miądl. & Samson.
Notes: Superstratomycetaceae comprises one genus named Superstratomyces, and it was typified by Superstratomyces albomucosus. Multi-locus phylogenies are necessary for the identification of species in Superstratomyces. Superstratomycetaceae lacks unique characteristics and, therefore, cannot be identified based only on morphology. With the recent introduction of Superstratomyces tardicrescens, the number of species in Superstratomyces, family Superstratomycetaceae has been increased up to four (Crous et al. 2018a).