Italiofungus Crous, gen. nov.

Index Fungorum number: MB 835078; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11955

Etymology: Name refers to Italy, the country of origin of this genus.

Conidiomata pycnidial, solitary, globose, brown with central ostiole; wall of several layers of brown textura intricata. Conidiophores arising from inner layer, hyaline, smooth, septate, branched, subcylindrical, straight to geniculate-sinuous. Conidiogenous cells integrated, terminal and intercalary, hyaline, smooth, subcylindrical with apical taper, proliferating sympodially at apex, scars not thickened nor darkened. Conidia solitary, hyaline, smooth, aseptate, subcylindrical, straight, apex obtuse, base truncate.

Type species: Italiofungus phillyreae (Thüm.) Crous