Cladophialophora Borelli, Proc. 5th International Conference on Mycoses: 355 (1980)

MycoBank number: MB 7677; Index Fungorum number: IF 7677; Facesoffungi number: FoF 10373; 38 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2021), 12 species with molecular data.

Type species: Cladophialophora carrionii (Trejos) de Hoog, Kwon-Chung & McGinnis

Pathogenic, lichenicolous, saprobic, parasitic, endophytic and fungicolous on a variety of hosts. Colonies olivaceous, powdery to hairy. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Fertile hyphae smooth-walled, hyaline to pale brown, irregularly septate. Conidiophores absent or present, semi-macronematous, pale olivaceous to brown, septate, oblong to cylindrical. Conidial chains forming laterally or terminally on undifferentiated hyphae, branched or unbranched, acropetal. Conidia sessile or ascending, subspherical, limoniform, fusiform, ellipsoidal to ovoidal, pale olivaceous green, aseptate, conidial scars slightly pigmented, smooth- and melanized-walled, with pale scars at the narrow ends. Phialides (asexual genus Phialophora) absent or present, flask-shaped, funnel-shaped, collarettes occasionally present. Phialoconidia absent or present, hyaline, subspherical, aseptate. Chlamydospores, yeast cells or muriform cells absent, or occasionally present, thick-walled, brown.