Aphanodesmium R´eblov´a & Hern.-Restr., gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 832922; Index Fungorum number: IF 832922; Facesoffungi number: FoF 14078;

Etymology: Aphan´es (Gk)  inconspicuous,  unseen,  referring to the  “hidden”  endophytic lifestyle of the fungus; desmos (Gk) = bond, link, referring to the aggregated conidia in sporodochium-like conidiomata.

Type species: Aphanodesmium gabretae (Koukol & Kol´aˇrov´a) R´eblov´a & Hern.-Restr.

Description: Asexual morph: Colonies effuse with sporodochium-like clusters in vitro. Conidiophores semi-macronematous or micronematous, loosely fasciculate, branched, sometimes swollen, hyaline. Conidiogenous cell monoblastic, integrated, terminal. Conidia dry, solitary, ellipsoidal to obovoid, distoseptate with transverse and oblique septa, pigmented, basal cell hyaline to pale brown. Conidia secede rhexolytically. Sexual morph: unknown.