Natipusillaceae Raja, Shearer & A.N. Mill., Mycologia 104(2): 570 (2012).

Index Fungorum number: IF 561948Facesoffungi number: FoF 08111, 4 species.


Saprobic on decaying wood. Sexual morphAscomata globose to subglobose, erumpent to superficial, hyaline to light brown. Peridium membranous, composed of pseudoparenchyma cells of textura angularis in surface view. Hamathecium comprising septate, sparse, cellular pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, globose, subglobose or obclavate. Ascospores multi-seriate, fusiform to cylindrical, hyaline becoming brown with age, one to several septate, multiguttulate or not. Asexual morph: Undetermined. (Description from Hongsanan et al. 2020)


TypeNatipusilla A. Ferrer, A.N. Mill. & Shearer.


NotesNatipusillaceae comprises the freshwater genus Natipusilla with four species (Ferrer et al. 2011; Raja et al. 2012). Natipusillales was established to accommodate members of Natipusillaceae based on LSU and SSU sequence data (Hyde et al. 2013). (Notes from Hongsanan et al. 2020)



Ferrer A, Miller AN, Shearer CA (2011) Minutisphaera and Natipusilla: two new genera of freshwater Dothideomycetes. Mycologia 103:11–423

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.

Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Liu JK, Ariyawansa H et al. (2013) Families of Dothideomycetes. Fungal Divers 63:1–313

Raja HA, Miller AN, Shearer CA (2012) Freshwater ascomycetes: Natipusillaceae, a new family of tropical fungi, including Natipusilla bellaspora sp. nov. from the Peruvian Amazon. Mycologia 104:569–573


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