Minutisphaerales Raja, Oberlies, Shearer & A.N. Mill.

Index Fungorum number: IF 811951Facesoffungi number: FoF 08064.


Minutisphaerales was established by Raja et al. (2015) to accommodate Minutisphaeraceae, members of which are found on submerged wood in freshwater streams. Jayasiri et al. (2018) included Acrogenosporaceae in this order based on the morphological similarities and phylogenetic analyses. The divergence time for Minutisphaerales is estimated as 224 MYA (stem age, Hongsanan et al. 2020a). (Notes from Hongsanan et al. 2020b)


Accepted familiesAcrogenosporaceaeMinutisphaeraceae



Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, et al (2020a) Refined families of Dothideomycetes: Dothideomycetidae and Pleosporomycetidae. Mycosphere 11:1553–2107. https://doi.org/10.5943/MYCOSPHERE/11/1/13

Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, et al (2020b) Refined families of Dothideomycetes: orders and families incertae sedis in Dothideomycetes. Fungal Divers 105:17–318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13225-020-00462-6

Jayasiri SC, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Peršoh D, Camporesi E, Kang JC (2018) Taxonomic novelties of hysteriform Dothideomycetes. Mycosphere 9:803–837

Raja HA, El-Elimat T, Oberlies NH, Shearer CA, Miller AN, Tanaka K, Hashimoto A, Fournier J (2015) Minutisphaerales (Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota): a new order of freshwater ascomycetes including a new family, Minutisphaeraceae, and two new species from North Carolina, USA. Mycologia 107:845–862


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