Tortilispora Senan. & K.D. Hyde, Mycosphere 8(1): 208 (2017)

Index Fungorum number: IF552802; 3 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 1 species with sequence data.

Saprobic on dead twigs and branches. Sexual morph: Stromata forming angular, rather prominent pustules, with grey-brown to orange-brown ectostromatic discs, with 2–15 ascomata embedded in a well-developed ectostroma in a valsoid configuration. Ascomata immersed, aggregated, globose to subglobose, coriaceous, dark brown to black, ostiolate, papillate, paraphysate. Papilla black with periphyses. Peridium comprising thick-walled, dark brown to black, small cells of textura angularis. Asci 8-spored, unitunicate, cylindrical, sessile, apex rounded, with a J-, apical ring. Ascospores fasciculate, narrowly fusiform to long cylindrical, hyaline, trans-septate. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Type species – Tortilispora aurantiaca (Wehm.) Senan. & K.D. Hyde

Notes – Tortilispora was introduced to accommodate some Winterella species and currently, this genus comprises T. aurantiaca, T. albofusca and T. cinctula. Tortilispora species are characterized by multi-septate elongated ascospores and valsoid ascomata.


  • Tortilispora aurantiaca