Keithomyces Samson, Luangsa-ard & Houbraken, gen. nov.
Index Fungorum number: MB 834876; Facesoffungi number: FoF14488
Etymology: Named after Dr Keith A. Seifert, in recognition for his contributions to our knowledge of asexually reproducing fungi.
Description: Asexual morph paecilomyces-like, producing co- nidiophores with divergent whorls of 2– 4 phialides; conidia echinulate to aciculate, in chains.
Type species: Keithomyces carneus (Duch´e & R. Heim) Samson, Luangsa-ard & Houbraken
Notes: – This genus comprises species isolated mainly from soil and produce paecilomyces-like asexual morphs and echinulate or aciculate conidia. Paecilomyces sensu stricto is classiﬁed in the Eurotiales; Metarhizium produces green or brown coloured conidia in contrast to the pink-shaded conidia of Keithomyces.