Austrophoma N.Q. Pham, Marinc. & M.J. Wingf., in Marincowitz, Pham, Wingfield, Roets & Wingfield, Fungal Systematics and Evolution 12: 66 (2023)

Index Fungorum number: IF 849172, MycoBank number: MB 849172, Facesoffungi number: FoF 15897

Etymology – The name refers to a similarity to Phoma and its distribution in the Southern Hemisphere.

Diagnosis – Similar to phoma-like didymellaceous genera, but differs in its hyaline, cylindrical (rectangular in side view) conidia and dark colony colour at 25 °C on 2 % MEA.

Description – Conidiomata on MEA pycnidial, papillate or with short neck. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells lining the hymenial layer inside conidioma. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, holoblastic, doliiform to lageniform. Conidia hyaline, cylindrical, with round apex and flat base, straight or slightly curved, aseptate, rarely 1-septate.

Type – Austrophoma euphorbiae N.Q. Pham, Marinc. & M.J. Wingf.