Xenodactylariaceae Crous, Persoonia 41: 289 (2018)

Index Fungorum number: IF828248; Facesoffungi number: FoF06885; 1 species.

On leaves of the unidentified vine. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Mycelium consisting of smooth, hyaline, branched, septate, hyphae. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells on hyphae, erect to flexuous, hyaline, smooth, with one to several denticulate apical loci. Conidia occurring in branched chains, hyaline, smooth, subcylindrical, septate (adapted from Crous et al. 2018b).

Type genus – Xenodactylaria Crous

Notes – Crous et al. (2018b) introduced Xenodactylariaceae mainly focusing on the similarity with Dactylaria and Cylindrosympodium and being a phylogenetically stable independent clade.

Ecological and economic significance of Xenodactylariaceae

Xenodactylaria thailandica was found on leaves of the unidentified vine in Thailand (Crous et al. 2018b).