Melaspilea is a genus of lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi in the family Melaspileaceae.[2] The genus was circumscribed by Finnish lichenologist William Nylander in 1857.

2014-09-13 Melaspilea ochrothalamia Nyl 455383.jpg
Melaspilea ochrothalamia, found in Sintra, Portugal
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Eremithallales
Family: Melaspileaceae
Genus: Melaspilea
Nyl. (1857)
Type species
Melaspilea arthonioides
(A.Massal.) Nyl. (1857)



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Melaspilea Nyl., Act. Soc. linn. Bordeaux 21(4): 416 (1857) [1856]". Species Fungorum. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ Wijayawardene, Nalin; Hyde, Kevin; Al-Ani, Laith Khalil Tawfeeq; Somayeh, Dolatabadi; Stadler, Marc; Haelewaters, Danny; et al. (2020). "Outline of Fungi and fungus-like taxa". Mycosphere. 11: 1060–1456. doi:10.5943/mycosphere/11/1/8.
  3. ^ Coppins, B.J.; James, P.W.; Hawksworth, D.L. (1992). "New species and combinations in the lichen flora of Great Britain and Ireland". The Lichenologist. 24 (4): 351–369. doi:10.1017/S0024282992000471.
  4. ^ a b c Dodge, C.W. (1968). "New lichens from Chile – II". Nova Hedwigia. 16: 481–494.
  5. ^ Zhurbenko, M.P.; Zhdanov, I.S. (2013). "Melaspilea galligena sp. nov. and some other lichenicolous fungi from Russia". Folia Cryptogamica Estonica. 50: 89–99.
  6. ^ Vouaux, L. (1913). "Synopsis des champignons parasites de lichens". Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France. 29: 447–494.
  7. ^ Kalb, K.; Buaruang, K.; Mongkolsuk, P.; Boonpragob, K. (2012). "New or otherwise interesting lichens. VI, including a lichenicolous fungus". Phytotaxa. 42: 35–47.