Trichopeltheca Bat., C.A.A. Costa & Cif., Atti Ist. bot. Univ. Lab. crittog. Pavia, Ser. 5 15: 44 (1958).

MycoBank number: MB 5565; Index Fungorum number: IF 5565; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07917; – 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type species: Trichopeltheca asiatica Bat., C.A.A. Costa & Cif., Publicações Inst. Micol. Recife 90: 13 (1958).

Notes: Trichopeltheca is similar to Saccardinula based on its muriform ascospores, but differs in ascus shape and thallus form. Saccardinula has globose to ovoid asci and the thallus is rounded (Spegazzini 1885), while Trichopeltheca has clavate to sub-cylindrical asci and the thallus appears “root-like” (Batista et al. 1958).


  • Trichopeltheca asiatica