Vaginatispora K.D. Hyde, Nova Hedwigia 61(1-2): 234 (1995).
MycoBank number: MB 27644; Index Fungorum number: IF 27644; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00828; 9 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 6 species with molecular data.
Type species – Vaginatispora aquatica K.D. Hyde, Nova Hedwigia 61(1-2): 235 (1995).
Notes – Vaginatispora is characterized by immersed to erumpent ascomata, with slotlike ostioles, with numerous periphyses, and 1-septate, narrowly fusiform ascospores, with a thick surrounding papilionaceous sheath (Hyde 1995). Molecular studies based on combined gene analyses showed that Vaginatispora aquatica clusters with Lophiostomataceae based on a new collection from Thailand and the species was transferred to Lophiostoma (Zhang et al. 2014a). Phylogenetic results showed the placement of Vaginatispora in Lophiostomataceae (Thambugala et al. 2015b).