Tubeufiales Boonmee & K.D. Hyde

Index Fungorum number: IF 585359; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00203


Saprobic, common on decorticated or decaying woody and herbaceous substrates, often associated with decaying fungi, less common on leaves, terrestrial and aquatic habitats, widespread in temperate to tropical regions. Sexual morph: Ascomata completely superficial, seated on a subiculum, unilocular, globose-subglobose or clavate to obovate, soft-textured, solitary to gregarious, partially grouped, translucent or not, pale brown, brown to black, minutely papillate and with ostiolar, collapsing cupulate, laterally or not when dry, with radiating mycelium or appendages at base, with or without setose or hairy appendages. Peridium somewhat thickened, mostly composed of cells of textura angularis, thick-walled cells, pale yellow, brown, dark brown to black externally, with thin layers of textura prismatica inwardly, cells narrow, slightly elongate, hyaline, pale brown to brown. Hamathecium comprising numerous filiform, septate, branched, sometimes anastomosing, hyaline pseudoparaphyses, embedded in a gelatinous matrix. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, saccate or cylindrical-clavate, sometimes broadly oblong-subclavate, with or without an apically rounded, distinct ocular chamber, with or without a distinct pedicel. Ascospores 2–3-seriate to fasciculate in ascus, elongate, cylindric-subfusiform to narrowly oblong, tapering towards narrow, subacute ends, distinctly multiseptate, hyaline to pale brown, smooth or minutely verrucose. Asexual morph: hyphomycetous; helicosporous, chlamydosporous and phragmosporous. Conidiophores mononematous, macro to micronematous, erect, flexuous, septate, pale brown, brown to dark brown. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, mono- or polyblastic, integrated or discrete, terminal or intercalary. Conidia usually elongate, filiform to fusiform, curved, helicoid with varying number of coils, septate, sometimes dictyosporous, phragmosporous, hyaline to variously coloured, smooth-walled to verrucose. (Description from Boonmee et al. 2014)


Notes: Tubeufiales was established by Boonmee et al. (2014) based on phylogenetic analyses and morphology. Liu et al. (2017) treated Bezerromycetaceae and Wiesneriomycetaceae as families of Tubeufiales on the basis of divergence time estimates. The latest comprehensive revision on Tubeufiales was carried out by Lu et al. (2018), who expanded the circumscription of the type family Tubeufiaceae, accepted 42 genera in this family, and revised the taxonomy of tubeufiaceous species. This revision, in particular, helped to highlight fungi which were misidentified and resolved which morphs are important in classifying species. Tubeufiaceous fungi have the potential to produce bioactive compounds (Ohtsu et al. 2003; Lu et al. 2018; Fan et al. 2019). Fan et al. (2019) tested the antifungal and anticancer effects of 19 tubeufiaceous strains and found that most of them showed obvious bioactivities. We introduce a new morphological record of Tubeufia longiseta. The divergence time for Tubeufiales is estimated as 234 MYA (stem age, Hongsanan et al. 2020).


Accepted families: Bezerromycetaceae, Tubeufiaceae, and Wiesneriomycetaceae



Boonmee S, Rossman AY, Liu JK, Li WJ, Dai DQ, Bhat JD, Jones EBG, McKenzie EHC, Xu JC, Hyde KD (2014) Tubeufiales, ord. nov., integrating sexual and asexual generic names. Fungal Divers 68:239–298.

Fan C, Lu YZ, Kang JC, Wang L, Lei BX, Chen LZ (2019) Bioactivity evaluation of secondary metabolites produced by species of Tubeufiaceae. Mycosystema 38:560–574

Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, Wanasinghe DN, McKenzie EHC, Sarma V V., Boonmee S, Lücking R, Bhat DJ, Liu NG, Tennakoon DS, Pem D, Karunarathna A, Jiang SH, Jones EBG, Phillips AJL, Manawasinghe IS, Tibpromma S, Jayasiri SC, Sandamali DS, Jayawardena RS, Wijayawardene NN, Ekanayaka AH, Jeewon R, Lu YZ, Dissanayake AJ, Zeng XY, Luo ZL, Tian Q, Phukhamsakda C, Thambugala KM, Dai DQ, Chethana KWT, Samarakoon MC, Ertz D, Bao DF, Doilom M, Liu JK, Pérez-Ortega S, Suija A, Senwanna C, Wijesinghe SN, Konta S, Niranjan M, Zhang SN, Ariyawansa HA, Jiang HB, Zhang JF, Norphanphoun C, de Silva NI, Thiyagaraja V, Zhang H, Bezerra JDP, Miranda-González R, Aptroot A, Kashiwadani H, Harishchandra D, Sérusiaux E, Aluthmuhandiram JVS, Abeywickrama PD, Devadatha B, Wu HX, Moon KH, Gueidan C, Schumm F, Bundhun D, Mapook A, Monkai J, Chomnunti P, Suetrong S, Chaiwan N, Dayarathne MC, Yang J, Rathnayaka AR, Bhunjun CS, Xu JC, Zheng JS, Liu G, Feng Y, Xie N (2020) Refined families of Dothideomycetes: Dothideomycetidae and Pleosporomycetidae. Mycosphere 11:1553–2107.

Liu JK, Hyde KD, Jeewon R, Phillips AJL, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Ryberg M, Liu Z-Y, Zhao Q (2017) Ranking higher taxa using divergence times: a case study in Dothideomycetes. Fungal Divers 84:75–99.

Lu YZ, Liu JK (Jack), Hyde KD, Jeewon R, Kang JC, Fan C, Boonmee S, Bhat DJ, Luo ZL, Lin CG, Eungwanichayapant PD (2018) A taxonomic reassessment of Tubeufiales based on multi-locus phylogeny and morphology. Fungal Divers 92:131–344.

Ohtsu Y, Sasamura H, Shibata T, Nakajima H, Hino M, Fujii T (2003) The novel gluconeogenesis inhibitors FR225659 and related compounds that originate from Helicomyces sp. No. 19353. II. Biological profiles. J Antibiot (Tokyo) 56:689–693.



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