Stilbohypoxylon Henn., Hedwigia 41:
16 .1902; non Theiss., 1908.
º Kretzschmaria Fr. section Stilbohypoxylon (Henn.) P. Martin, J. S. African Bot. 36: 78. 1970.
Stromata perithecioid, spherical, gregarious, with or without conical to acicular synnematal remnants borne on mature stromata; surface smooth or rugulose, usually overlain with yellow, greenish yellow, or ochraceous scales at early stage.
Ostioles papillate, sometimes encircled with vaguely flattened area.
Asci eight-spored, cylindrical, stipitate, persistent, with apical ring higher than broad, amyloid.
Ascospores brown to dark brown, unicellular, ellipsoid-inequilateral, with narrowly rounded ends, with or without hyaline sheath, with straight or sigmoid germ slit nearly spore-length on more flattened side.