Hantamomyces Crous, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 837840; Index Fungorum number: IF 837840; Facesoffungi number: FoF;

Etymology: Name refers to the Hantam district where it was collected, Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Classification:Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Sordariomycetes.

Conidiophores arising from superficial hyphae, erect, solitary, cylindrical, pale brown, smooth, branched, septate. Conidiogenous cells integrated, pale brown, smooth, subcylindrical; conidiophores with terminal conidiogenous region with denticulate loci and with separating cell leaving minute collarette; conidiogenous cells giving rise to next cell in zigzag fashion (sympodial), appearing like a drawn out rachis. Conidia hyaline, smooth, fusoid, tapering towards both ends to truncate hilum with minute marginal frill and conidia occurring in long, unbranched chains, forming a mucoid droplet with age.

Type species: Hantamomyces aloidendri Crous.