Trichothelium epiphyllum, photographed by Robert Lücking.

Belongs within: Ascomycota.
Contains: Porina.

The Trichotheliales is an order of lichenised fungi associated with trentepohlioid algae.

Characters (from McCarthy 2001): Trentepohlioid photobiont; perithecioid ascomata; largely unbranched hamathecium of paraphyses; thin-wwalled unitunicate asci.

    |  i. s.: Ascolacicola Ranghoo & Hyde 1998 JC03, E99
    |           |--*A. aquatica Ranghoo & Hyde 1998 [anam. Trichocladium uniseptatum] E99
    |           `--A. austriaca JC03
    |--Myeloconis [Myeloconidaceae] EB03
    `--Trichotheliaceae EB03
         |--Polycornum EB03
         |--Porina LV98
         |--Clathroporina LV98
         |    |--*C. eminentior LV98
         |    `--C. isidiifera Harris 1995 LV98
         `--Trichothelium LV98 [incl. Actiniopsis Starbäck 1899 RS99, Ophiodictyon RS99]
              |--T. epiphyllum [incl. *Actiniopsis bambusae Starbäck 1899] RS99
              |--T. horridulum [incl. Actiniopsis plumbea Starbäck 1899, *Ophiodictyon plumbea] RS99
              `--T. sipmanii LV98

*Type species of generic name indicated


[E99] Eriksson, O. E. (ed.) 1999. Notes on ascomycete systematics. Nos 2440-2755. Myconet 2: 1-41.

[EB03] Eriksson, O. E., H. O. Barah, R. S. Currah, K. Hansen, C. P. Kurtzman, G. Rambold & T. Laessøe (eds.) 2003. Outline of Ascomycota—2003. Myconet 9: 1-89.

[JC03] Jacobs, A., M. P. A. Coetzee, B. D. Wingfield, K. Jacobs & M. J. Wingfield. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships among Phialocephala species and other ascomycetes. Mycologia 95 (4): 637-645.

[LV98] Lücking, R., & A. Vězda. 1998. Taxonomic status in foliicolous species of the genus Porina (lichenized Ascomycotina: Trichotheliaceae)—II. The Porina epiphylla group. Willdenowia 28: 181-226.

McCarthy, P. M. 2001. Myeloconaceae. In: McCarthy, P. M. (ed.) Flora of Australia vol. 58A. Lichens 3, pp. 104-105. ABRS/CSIRO Australia: Melbourne.

[RS99] Rossman, A. Y., G. J. Samuels, C. T. Rogerson & R. Lowen. 1999. Genera of Bionectriaceae, Hypocreaceae and Nectriaceae (Hypocreales, Ascomycetes). Studies in Mycology 42: 1-248.

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