Helgardiomyces Crous, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 838072; Index Fungorum number: IF 838072; Facesoffungi number: FoF14535;

Etymology: Helgardiomyces, composed of Helgard, named after the German mycologist and phytopathologist, Dr Helgard I. Nirenberg, who first recognized the distinctiveness of these fungi on cereals, and -myces (fungus). Mycelium consisting of hyaline, smooth, septate, branched hyphae. Conidiophores mostly solitary to aggregated, rarely branched, hyaline, smooth, with terminal conidiogenous cells that have apical sympodial proliferation, and inconspicuous scars. Conidia long, flexuous, subcylindrical, hyaline, smooth, multiseptate, apex subobtuse, base truncate, hila unthickened.

Type species: Helgardiomyces anguioides (Nirenberg) Crous

Ex‚Äźtype culture: CBS 496.80.