Guayaquilia R.F. Castañeda, Magdama, D. Sosa & Hern.-Restr., in Magdama, Sosa, Espinoza, Serrano, Pérez-Martínez, Malosso, Hernández-Restrepo & Castañeda-Ruíz, Mycotaxon 135(3): 506 (2020)

Index Fungorum number: IF 831849; Facesoffungi number: FoF 15066

EtymologyGuayaquilia (Latin), referring to Guayaquil city, Ecuador.

Asexual morph: Colonies on natural substrate effuse, pulvinate-velutinous, golden brown to brown. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, fasciculate, erect, cylindrical, irregularly branched, septate, smooth, brown. Conidiogenous cells polyblastic, denticulate, sympodial extended, terminal or intercalary, cylindrical or slightly inflated, pale brown to brown. Conidial secession schizolytic. Conidia solitary, acropleurogenous, sublunate, subnavicular, inequilateral, unicellular or septate, hyaline, smooth. Chlamydospores solitary, bicellular, brown and the apical cell globose, thick-walled, smooth.

Type Species Guayaquilia cubensis R.F. Castañeda & G.R.W. Arnold (R.F. Castañeda & G.R.W. Arnold) R.F. Castañeda, Magdana, D. Sosa & Hern.-Restr.

Note – It differs from Neodriella and Paraidriella by its macronematous, tree-like, irregularly multibranched conidiophores and its intercalary, discrete conidiogenous cells.


  • Guayaquilia cubensis