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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Sordariomycetidae
Order: incertae sedis
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Merugia
Rogerson & Samuels (1990)
Type species
Merugia palicoureae
Rogerson & Samuels (1990)

Merugia is a genus of fungi in the Sordariomycetes class (subclass Sordariomycetidae) of the Ascomycota. The relationship of this taxon to other taxa within the class is unknown (incertae sedis), and it has not yet been placed with certainty into any order or family. This is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Merugia palicoureae, found on the living petioles of Palicourea plants in Guyana.[1] The genus and species were described by mycologists Clark Thomas Rogerson and Gary J. Samuels in 1990.[2]

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  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 419. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Samuels GJ, Rogerson CT (1990). "New Ascomycetes from the Guayana Highland". Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. 64: 165–83.