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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: Ascocorticiaceae
J.Schröt. (1893)
Type genus
Bref. (1891)

The Ascocorticiaceae are a family of fungi in the Ascomycota, class Leotiomycetes.[1] This is a monotypic taxon, containing the single genus Ascocorticium. The family was first described by Joseph Schröter in 1893.[2] Species in this family have a widespread distribution in temperate locales, where they grow saprobically, often on the bark of conifers.[3]


  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. 
  2. ^ Kryptogamen-Flora von Schlesien (in German). 3 (2): 15. 1893.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5. 

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