Houjia G.Y. Sun & Crous, in Yang et al., Persoonia 24: 33 (2010).

MycoBank number: MB 514397; Index Fungorum number: IF 514397; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06975; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species confirmed, molecular data available for an unnamed species in the genus.

Type speciesHoujia yanglingensis G.Y. Sun & Crous, in Yang et al., Persoonia 24: 34 (2010).

NotesHoujia was found on surface of apples by Yang et al. (2010). It is an asexual hyphomycetous genus of Phaeothecoidiellaceae based on phylogenetic analyses (Hongsanan et al. 2017, this study). Houjia is characterised by branched, septate hyphae, conidiophores reduced to conidiogenous cells, monoblastic, solitary conidiogenous cells that are not aggregated in clusters, and broadly ellipsoid to subcylindrical or obclavate, medium brown, euseptate conidia, tapering to a cuneiform base with a truncate hilum (Yang et al. 2010).


  • Houjia yanglingensis