Cladosporiales Abdollahz. & Crous, ord. nov.

Index Fungorum number: IF 833140; MycoBank number: MB 833140Facesoffungi number: FoF14146;

Etymology: Name refers to the genus Cladosporium.

Saprobic, endophytic, fungicolous, lichenicolous, human and plant pathogen. Ascomata pseudothecial, gregarious or scattered, immersed, black to red-brown, globose to subglobose, uniloculate, with 1(−3) short, periphysate ostiolar necks. Ostiole necks periphysoid. Hamathecium of hyaline, septate, subcylindrical pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, sessile to short-stalked, obovoid to broadly ellipsoid or subcylindrical, straight to slightly curved. Ascospores bi- to multi-seriate, or overlapping, hyaline, obovoid to ellipsoid-fusiform, with irregular luminar inclusions. Asexual morphs hyphomycetous. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, simple or branched, brown. Conidiogenous cells integrated, terminal and intercalary, sympodial or synchronous, mostly polyblastic, conidiogenous loci conspicuous, darkened-refractive or not. Conidia mostly in branched or unbranched acropetal chains, subhyaline to brown, smooth to verrucose or echinulate, ramoconidia present or not, dry, conidium secession schizolytic (adapted from Bensch et al. 2012).

Type genus: Cladosporium Link (sexual morph Davidiella Crous & U. Braun)

Family included: Cladosporiaceae Chalm. & R.G. Archibald (based on Cladosporium).