Zukaliopsis Henn., Hedwigia 43: 367 (1904).

MycoBank number: MB 5882; Index Fungorum number: IF 5882; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06554; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.

Type speciesZukaliopsis amazonica Henn., Hedwigia 43(6): 367 (1904).

Notes – Theissen & Sydow (1917b) placed this genus into Myriangiaceae providing a detailed description. Hӧhnel (1928) proposed that Zukaliopsis is related to Molleriella. However, von Arx (1963) suggested that this genus resembles a transition to Saccardinula more than Molleriella. Dissanyake et al. (2014) studied the isotype of Z. amazonica and observed that it has one ascus in each locule. Therefore, they retained Zukaliopsis in Myriangiaceae. This genus is characterized by muriform ascospores with 4–6-transverse septa, and 0–1-longitudinal septum. However, new collections and molecular data are needed to clarify its familial placement.


  • Zukaliopsis amazonica