Cippumomyces Crous, Overton & Ricci, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 841836; Index Fungorum number: IF 841836; Facesoffungi number: FoF 15609;

Etymology: Name refers to the fact that it was isolated from a granite tombstone ‘cippum’.

Classification:Neoantennariellaceae, Capnodiales, Dothi­ deomycetes.

Conidiomata aggregated in a brown stroma, visible on surface via exuding mucoid spore droplets (on OA and SNA). Mycelium consisting of brown, verruculose, branched, septate, hyphae, encased in mucoid sheath, forming chains of intercalary conidi- omata, globose to ellipsoid, with dividing walls dissolving; wall of 2 × 3 layers of brown, verruculose textura angularis; open via irregular rupture. Conidiogenous cells arising from basal layer of conidioma, brown, cylindrical, giving rise to a conidium that is hyaline, globose, encased in thick mucoid sheath; conidium content dividing into several globose conidia, hyaline, smooth, with 2, 4, 8 or multiple endoconidia; original conidial wall dissolving at maturity, but endoconidia remain encased in mucoid sheath. Conidia hyaline, smooth, thin-walled, ellipsoid to globose, encased in thick mucoid sheath. Mature conidia become brown, verruculose, muriformly septate, and frequently anastomose; conidia exude in a mucoid droplet.

Type species: Cippumomyces mortalis Crous, Overton & Ricci .