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Scopulariopsis brevicaulis.jpg
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Microascales
Family: Microascaceae
Luttr. ex Malloch (1970)
Type genus
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]


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]



  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. 

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