Fonsecaea Negroni, Revista Inst. Bacteriol. ‘Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán’ 7: 424 (1936)

MycoBank number: MB 8264; Index Fungorum number: IF 8264, Facesoffungi number: FoF 10376, 8 morphological species (Index Fungorum 2021, Species Fungorum 2021), 8 species with molecular data.

Type species: Fonsecaea pedrosoi (Brumpt) Negroni, Revista Inst. Bacteriol. ‘Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán’: 424 (1936), Figure 26

Hormodendrum pedrosoi Brumpt, Précis Parasitol. hum., Edn 3 (Paris): 1105 (1922) For synonyms see Index Fungorum

Pathogenic on a variety of plants, and organs of animals, including humans. Colonies restricted or moderately expanding, powdery to velvety, olivaceous brown to olivaceous black. Vegetative hyphae branched, pale olivaceous brown, septate, smooth-walled. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: hyphomycetous. Conidiophores absent or present, branched or unbranched, erect, slightly differentiated, oblong to cylindrical, olivaceous brown. Conidiogenous cells sympodial, lateral, intercalary or terminal, enteroblastic, phialidic, pale olivaceous, septate, with prominent denticles. Conidia ellipsoidal, cylindrical, in short chains, pale olivaceous brown, aseptate, with a conspicuous conidial brown scar, smooth-walled. Chlamydospores absent or present, globose.