Hippopotamyces Crous, gen. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 832879; Index Fungorum number: IF 832879; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11154;

Etymology. Hippopota- (from Hippopotamus) grazing at the collection site.

ClassificationMycosphaerellaceae, Capnodiales, Dothideomycetes.

Conidiomata pycnidial, globose, brown, opening via irregular rupture; wall of 6 – 8 layers of brown textura angularis. Conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells lining the inner cavity, hyaline, smooth, but green olivaceous in mass, ampulliform to doliiform, phialidic. Conidia solitary, hyaline, smooth, guttulate, thick-walled, acicular to subcylindrical with taper in upper region to subobtuse apex, base truncate, irregularly curved, septate.

Type species. Hippopotamyces phragmitis Crous.