Desertiserpentica Maharachch., Wanas. & Al‑Sadi, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 837555; Index Fungorum number: IF 837555; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09484;

Etymology: The generic epithet is from the combination of two words “desertum” (desert) for the habitat where the fungus was isolated and “serpens” (Latin: crawling, snake), which refers to the somewhat snake like conidia.

Colonies on substratum superficial, effuse, hairy or velvety, dark brown, grey or black. Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed, composed of branched, septate, smooth, pale brown hyphae. Sexual morph: Not observed. Asexual morph: Hyphomycetous. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, simple, cylindrical, unbranched, smooth, olive-green to brown, septate, without percurrent extensions. Conidiogenous cells monoblastic, integrated, terminal, cylindrical or doliiform, determinate, olive-green to brown. Conidia acrogenous, solitary, flexuous, dry, pale brown to brown, distoseptate, long cylindrical with rounded apex.

Type: Desertiserpentica hydei Maharachch., Wanas. & Al-Sadi