Jennwenomyces Goh & C.H. Kuo, gen. nov.

Index Fungorum number: MB 835023; Facesoffungi number: FoF

Type species: Jennwenomyces navicularis (R.F. Castañeda & Heredia) Goh & C.H. Kuo

Etymology: Jennwenomyces, derived from the name of Professor Jenn-Wen Huang, the teacher and mentor of both authors, for his love, passion, and guidance in their myco- logical career and development.

Colonies on natural substratum effuse, hairy, dematiaceous. Mycelium partly superficial, partly immersed in the substratum, composed of branched, septate, pale brown to brown hyphae. Stromata, setae and hyphopodia absent. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, arising from immersed hyphae or borne on aerial hyphae, solitary, simple, straight or slightly flexuous, septate, pale brown to brown, paler towards the apex. Conidiogenous cells holoblastic, monoblastic, integrated, termi- nal, percurrently extending and annellate at the apex. Conidia acrogenous, solitary, dry, straight, navicular, cylindrical, cylindro-fusoid, clavate or obclavate, obconic at the base, obtuse- ly conic or rounded at the apex, 3- to 6-euseptate, pale olivaceous to olivaceous brown, versicolored, with the end cells paler. Conidial secession schizolytic.

Notes: – Several hyphomycete genera morphologically re- semble Jennwenomyces in having successive percurrently ex- tending conidiophores (Seifert et al. 2011). Each genus is compared with Jennwenomyces in the “Discussion” section.