Gobabebomyces Crous, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 837821; Index Fungorum number: IF 837821; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12080;

Etymology:  Name refers to the Gobabeb-Namib Research Institute, where this fungus was collected.

Classification:Incertae sedis, Myriangiales, Dothideomycetes.

Conidiomata erumpent, pycnidial, opening via irregular rupture of epidermis, brown, subglobose, somewhat flattened, exuding a brown conidial mass; wall of 3 – 4 layers of brown textura angularis. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells lining inner cavity, hyaline, smooth, ampulliform to doliiform, phialidic. Conidia solitary, medium brown, verruculose, aseptate, ellipsoid, thick-walled with obtuse ends. Hyphae hyaline to brown, encased in mucoid sheath, constricted at septa, forming hyaline, smooth, aseptate ellipsoid conidia with obtuse ends, becoming brown and verruculose, and undergoing microcyclic conidiation.

Type species: Gobabebomyces vachelliae Crous.