Cryptophiale Piroz., Can. J. Bot. 46: 1123 (1968)

MycoBank number: MB 7833; Index Fungorum number: IF 7833; Facesoffungi number: FoF 13055; 21 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with sequence data.

Type speciesCryptophiale kakombensis Piroz.

Notes – The hyphomycetous genus Cryptophiale was introduced by Pirozynski (1968) based on C. kakombensis. Cryptophiale species are saprobes occur on decaying leaves, wood, roots and bark (Pirozynski 1968, Goh & Hyde 1996). Species of the genus are characterised by unbranched or apically dichotomous or verticillate, setiform, conidiophores, monophialidic, obscured conidiogenous cells in two rows and unicellular to multiseptate, hyaline conidia produced in slimy masses on one side of the conidiophore (Pirozynski 1968, Seifert et al. 2011, Yang et al. 2018a).