Basingstokeomyces Crous & Denman, in Crous et al., Persoonia 50: 187 (2023)

Index Fungorum Number: IF 848070; Facesoffungi Number: FoF 15325

Etymology – Name refers to Basingstoke, UK where it was isolated.

Mycelium consisting of hyaline, smooth, branched, septate, hyphae. Conidiophores erect, penicillate, flame-like, hyaline, becoming bright yellow on synthetic nutrient-poor agar; conidiophores in clusters, subcylindrical, septate, with terminal clusters of 2–4 cylindrical, smooth, hyaline, aseptate primary branches with several flat-tipped apical loci that give rise to secondary and tertiary cylindrical branches. Conidiogenous cells terminal, subcylindrical, with several flat-tipped apical loci, unthickened and not darkened. Conidia occurring in branched chains, subcylindrical, aseptate, hyaline, smooth, guttulate, ends obtuse, aggregated in mucoid packets.

Type speciesBasingstokeomyces allii Crous & Denman

Note — Basingstokeomyces is related to Vandijckella johannae, a hyphomycete isolated from soil in the Netherlands, characterised by simple conidiophores, mostly reduced to monophialides borne singly and laterally on aerial hyphae, and chains of aseptate conidia (Crous et al. 2017b). Basingstokeomyces is distinct in that it has penicillate conidiophores, and conidiogenous cells with flat-tipped apical loci, unthickened and not darkened, giving rise to chains of aseptate conidia.


  • Basingstokeomyces allii