Microascaceae

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Microascaceae
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis.jpg
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Microascales
Family: Microascaceae
Luttr. ex Malloch (1970)
Type genus
Microascus
Zukal (1886)

The Microascaceae are a family of fungi in the class Sordariomycetes, subclass Hypocreomycetidae.[1] The family was published by David Malloch in 1970, an emended description based on Everet Stanley Luttrell's original 1951 publication.[2]

Description[edit]

Microascaceae species have spherical to irregularly shaped, darkly colored fruit bodies. They are usually hairy and rarely smooth. The smooth spores are reddish brown to copper colored, one-celled, and have a germ pore at one or both ends. Asci can occur singly or in chains.[2]

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet (Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany) 13: 1–58. 
  2. ^ a b Malloch D. (1970). "New concepts in the Microascaceae illustrated by two species". Mycologia 62: 727–40 (see p. 734). doi:10.2307/3757662.